Higher education and economic development: building interactive capabilities

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Kruss, I.Petersen, S.McGrath
KEYWORDS: HIGHER EDUCATION, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-july-to-sept-2016/building-interactive-capabilities
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9384
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/10105

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Abstract

There is more to the role and developmental impact of higher education than economic development alone. In a rapidly changing and technologically increasingly complex world, one core role for universities is to prepare young people for active participation in work and the economy. Glenda Kruss, Il-haam Petersen and Simon McGrath ask how universities can respond to the changing technological capabilities and skills needs of firms, particularly in relation to their professional and occupational programmes.