Universities are critical players in developing highly skilled and talented workforces – from graduates to young researchers. How are they doing this in different countries? What constitutes an employable graduate? How universal are the knowledge, skills and attributes needed – and how do university programmes, curricula and student experience develop these?
Talent development and employability
In this section
Report: Educational Pathways of Leaders
June 2015: Find out what higher education pathways global leaders have undertaken and the role of non-direct learning in their career development.
Report: New Horizons - higher education and skills, S. Asia
June 2015: From awareness to action - a British Council South Asia report on the 2015 series of Global Education Dialogues.
Report: Skills for higher education in Mexico
June 2015: What skills or abilities are necessary for students to be adequately prepared for higher education and how can they acquire these?
Video: Going Global 2015 - Developing global leaders
June 2015: Watch this Going Global 2015 session on 'Global connections: developing global leaders' chaired by Professor John Raftery, Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University.
Video: Going Global 2015 - University-industry collaboration
June 2015: Watch this conference session on 'University-industry collaboration: building research talent'
Report: Graduate employability in Sub-Saharan Africa
June 2015: Research reports from our three year Universities, Employability and Inclusive Development study in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Report: Soft skills, hard challenges
January 2015: This report suggests that developing the soft skills of its workers could be one of China's biggest challenges yet.
Report: A Competitive Edge
The British Council commissioned IPSOS Public Affairs to research employers’ perceptions of the value of undergraduate and advanced degrees earned by Americans and Canadians overseas.