The goal of this program is to systematically analyze the match between the supply and the evolving demands of the labor market.
Collaborating closely with data scientists at IBM Research, we will generate the highest resolution dataset on the curriculum and skills students are receiving in their tertiary education programs and compare, in the United States and several countries in Europe. We will obtain the curricular and extracurricular content of universities’ programs and vocational education institutions, as well as the demands of the labor market.
Our hypothesis is that there are a series of smaller practical changes to the offer of degrees that can be used to improve the match that they provide. On the basis of solid and innovative analysis facilitated by big data we want to spark a conversation on the content and format of the degree.
The basis of our novel research is indeed to develop and analyze this dataset, and complement it with qualitative work to identify:
Our insights will be relevant for:
1) Governments who want to adapt their education systems to new realities
2) Companies that can fill gaps by recruiting from under-explored institutions and geographies
3) Students choosing courses and additional trainings to complement their current ones.
The report is expected to be published in 2021.
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