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December 6, 2016

What employers seek: 3 winning traits that will open doors

Omar Luethi

Who are the people, who have left positive marks on you? In my job supporting graduates in their school-to-work transition by increasing their employability. I often ask this question to employers. At first, answers usually tend to be unique but the longer a discussion on the topic goes, the more I seem to find the […]

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April 18, 2016

Knowledge creation takes place not only in ivory towers

Stefan Leuenberger

In the past years, academic leaders have demanded the adoption of ‘pedagogies of engagement’ in order to increase the capacity of graduates to apply knowledge and transferable skills gained in university education. This development has been further encouraged by lifelong and life-wide learning initiatives.  Through increasing numbers of adult learners, pedagogic concepts providing transferable skills […]

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April 14, 2016

What NEETs need: Your practical expertise

Omar Luethi

NEETs, youth Not in Employment, Education or Training, are an indicator of youth inactivity. And the NEET rates measured by the OECD are high. Too high, if it is threatening even well-qualified university graduates. One major cause is the growing gap between two unequal systems: education and the labour markets. The good news: it takes […]

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March 23, 2016

Business Leaders in Higher Education

Stefan Leuenberger

Traditional business education often lacks relevance for professional practice. Therefore, business practitioners’ potential in higher education learning and teaching has been widely discussed. However, by their own academic and professional qualification criteria for business school faculties, global business school accreditation standards, which otherwise promote professionals’ involvement in business school’s governance and programme development, generally rule out […]

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Disciplinary Knowledge is simply not enough

Omar Luethi

Skills mismatch and skills shortages contribute to unemployment and underemployment. If not tackled, the effects grow into structural issues. Especially young first-time job seekers are vulnerable to these threats. Over the last decade we have seen initiatives put pressure on academic institutions to move their business programs closer towards the needs of the labour markets. Universities and […]

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