22 June 2020

"Employability in the 21st century" - EAIE Forum magazine editorial, Summer 2020

It is hard to deny that employability is a hot topic in higher education. And yet, discussions around employability within the academy are never without controversy. To what extent must higher education prepare students for employment? Does a period of outbound mobility boost a student’s career prospects after graduation? If so, is it important what type of outbound mobility the student has chosen? 

With the everyday employment of many thrown into disarray by COVID-19 and mounting concerns about the coming global recession, there could not be a better time for Forum magazine to look in more depth at employability for the next century and its multiple connections with international higher education.