Tackling the mismatch of graduates' skills and business needs with application-oriented educational models

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Industry laments: international, experienced, and employable talents are scarce and universities should supply those graduates to the job market. However, skills gaps on the tertiary level cannot be tackled by the universities alone. Industry has to to play their role and take responsibility as well. To do so, companies must understand the university system, connect via the right gateways, and provide appropriate opportunities. But reality shows a lack of knowledge, missing structures, high barriers and reluctance on the companies side. Some suggestions and good practice are proposed to better connect universities and businesses in order to facilitate industry’s contribution to educate the skillful, experienced and knowledgeable employees that are needed.
Period14 May 2019
Event titleGoing Global 2019
Event typeConference
LocationBerlin, GermanyShow on map