ABSTRACT

The worldwide marketization of higher education has resulted in a growing pressure on universities’ accountability, particularly in terms of more tangible learning outcomes directly related to paying higher tuition fees. Covering globally diverse perspectives, Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability uses a range of international case studies to help practitioners and researchers review, reflect on and refresh their ability to bridge the gap between university and industry.

A timely response to the need to improve the quality of higher education in order to build work readiness in students, this book:

  • Adds a critical, global dimension to this topical area in higher education as well as society’s concerns
  • Provides a number of practice-based case studies on how universities can transform their programmes to enhance graduate employability
  • Acts as a source of practical suggestions for how to improve students' sufficient employability including their skills, knowledge and attitudes
  • Provides insights from theory, practices and policy perspectives.

A crucial read for anyone looking to engage with the global issue of graduate employability, Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability covers both theoretical frameworks and practical models through an exploration of how universities around the world are using innovative techniques to enhance employability.

chapter 1|8 pages

Higher education, innovation, and employability

ByHong T. M. Bui, Hoa T. M. Nguyen

chapter 2|11 pages

Building multidisciplinary programmes that engage industry

A critical task for higher education to enhance graduate employability
ByHong T. M. Bui

chapter 3|11 pages

Entrepreneurship ecosystems in higher education

ByMaksim Belitski

chapter 5|12 pages

A systematic review of social innovation in higher education systems as a driver of student employability

The case of EE countries
ByDaniela Petrova Bariakova

chapter 6|14 pages

Facilitating students’ (doctoral) transition to the workplace

A critical review
ByArvind Upadhyay, Vikas Kumar, Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

chapter 7|13 pages

Leading innovation centres in higher education institutions in developing countries

Ensuring graduate employability
ByVal Quimno, Dennis Alonzo

chapter 8|12 pages

Developing business-ready graduates

Teaching Inside Out
ByChristine Rivers, Justin O’Brien

chapter 9|14 pages

Engagement with Asia via the New Colombo Plan

Impact on Australian students’ career directions and employability
ByLy Thi Tran, Glen Stafford, Thao Thi Phuong Vu, Mark Rahimi

chapter 10|13 pages

Teaching towards graduate attributes

How much does this approach help Australian graduates with employability?
ByThanh Pham, Eisuke Saito

chapter 11|11 pages

Embedding entrepreneurial skills within computing

ByMark Zarb, Chevonne Brady, Roger McDermott

chapter 12|15 pages

Entrepreneurship education and employability agenda in Malaysia

ByJane Chang, Ainurul Rosli

chapter 13|10 pages

Graduate employability in Vietnam

An initial study on responding of policy makers
ByLy Thi Pham

chapter 14|11 pages

Graduate employability

Beyond the skills agenda
ByThi Tuyet Tran