Higher education and employability

Thursday 09 January 2014 - 00:00 to Friday 10 January 2014 - 00:00
Mumbai

Global Education Dialogues: Higher education and employability - a new paradigm, a new challenge. South Asia and UK perspectives

To achieve global success every nation has to find ways to make strategic use of its higher education sector to build and develop workforce capability. Advanced skills and enhanced employability will be essential to mobility and growth. Employability is now a key benchmark of success for Higher Education Institutions and a component of international league tables.

This South Asia Series is dedicated to understanding the ways and means by which higher education can effectively incorporate the development of skills that enhance graduates' employability into their activities to serve national interests in the countries of South Asia and in the UK. The forum will share new, specially commissioned research findings and examples of innovation and effective practice. It will also provide delegates from industry, government and higher education with an opportunity to critically and creatively engage with one another as partners.

Themes:

  • Higher education and the employability challenge.
  • Advanced skills and research in the new paradigm.
  • Skills and higher education – whose agenda is it?
  • Employers and higher education.

Research:

  • British Council: South Asia and employability – employability statistics and trend analysis.
  • Employability and the HE sector - an analysis in South Asia.

Participants:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, UAE & UK

For more information go to the Global Education Dialogues page.