The Education - Employment Gap Managing Change. Mohamed Loutfi. Content:. Major Influences (inflection points) The University’s role in the society Suggested policies to manage change. I. Inflection Points. Information Revolution
(the number of unemployed young university graduates is growing at an alarming rate)
2. Demographic change
Are there enough universities (Quality/Quantity) to cover society needs (more than half the people under 25)?
150 universities are needed in Egypt in the next few years. H. Badrawi
3. Cost of Mass Higher Education
5. Politics / Religion
Must be Built on
How can this be facilitated?
Are the the solutions experimented in Britain of any use in the Middle East?
if so, how can they be adapted to circumstances in the Eastern Mediterranean?
Regulated Supply leading to Competition
Student Indexed Funding
Support programmes / Projects KTP’s
“Higher Education Institutions [can] apply their wealth of knowledge and expertise to important business problems” (DTI)
let us not only look at it as “a fitness of the means process” (fitness for purposes), let us look at it at a higher level “fitness of the purpose”
e.g. European Quality Improvement System EQUIS concentrates on a balance between high academic quality and the professional relevance provided by close interaction with the corporate world