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Graduate employability in Asia

19.03.2012

In a rapidly changing world with diverse demands, universities face the challenge to produce human resources with the right capacities, skills and knowledge to meet society’s needs. Governments call on universities to facilitate the shift to knowledge-based economy and high-technology to ensure a competitive edge in the global market. Preparing young people to enter the labour market has therefore become a critical responsibility for universities. 

Many economies are reported as not generating sufficient employment opportunities to absorb growth in the working-age population, a generation of young productive workers will face an uncertain future, unless this trend is reversed. 

The case studies from selected countries in Asia commissioned by UNESCO Bangkok with the support of Japanese Funds-in-Trust and UNESCO Jakarta give a better understanding of the current trends and challenges as regards employability of university graduates in Asia.

 

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Graduate employability in AsiaBangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2012

ISBN: 978-92-9223-395-2 (Electronic version)