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Matching Higher Education And Labour Market In The Knowledge Economy: The Much Needed Reform Of University Governance In Italy

Date Added: Jun 2010
Format: PDF

In the knowledge economy and current public finance constraints, matching higher education and labour market is not one of the main issues in higher education policy sustainability: it is "The issue". Being universities' sources of funding almost entirely domestic and in most countries primarily governmental, politicians are expected to ensure that the increasing public investment in higher education is justified by the fact that the benefits are captured by domestic workers and investors. In doing so they must avoid disrupting the international and free community of scholars and students pursuing knowledge, killing the goose that laid the golden eggs for so long.