Tags: Higher education

New evidence suggests education fails to foster innovation

• Failure to innovate will harm drive for growth • China, US and Asia-Pacific ahead of the curve developing innovative thinkers • C-suites dominate, despite recognised need for pan-organisational approach to innovation Europe’s educational systems combined with a rigid determination to stick with traditional organisational hierarchies is denting employees’ ability and willingness to innovate. According…

Overwhelming majority leaving university with employability skills, but ‘big question mark’ hangs over whether they will get jobs

Research published today (23 January 2012) by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) reveals that more than 80% of students who completed three-year degrees felt that they had the skills employers sought, but 84% felt that it was more difficult than ever to find work. Futuretrack* is tracking more than 50,000 students from UCAS…

Black and minority ethnics face discrimination in higher education

Research by Equality Challenge Unit, the higher education equality body, found that the majority of black and minority ethnic (BME) staff in HE who took part had experienced damaging effects on their careers by being treated as subordinates or excluded because of their race. The report, launched at Imperial College London, documents the experiences of…