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Final Report - REFLEX (The flexible professional in the knowledge society new demands on higher education in Europe)

Project ID: 506352
Funded under: FP6-CITIZENS


This is the final report of the REFLEX project, which aimed to make a contribution to assessing the demands that the modern knowledge society places on higher education graduates, and the degree to which higher education institutions in Europe are up to the task of equipping graduates with the competencies needed to meet these demands.

The report begins with an introduction to the project's motivation and methods and then presents the findings of the research. It is then structured into chapters, analysing separate areas in detail. Chapter 2 provides a brief overview of the theoretical underpinnings of the REFLEX project, and describes some of the key findings. Chapter 3 deals with the professional work of graduates. Chapter 4 looks at changes in graduates' work environment, more specifically changes in the labour market and changes on the work floor. Chapter 5 is concerned with the role played by higher education graduates in the knowledge and innovation society. Chapter 6 looks at the role graduates play in the mobilisation of human resources. Chapter 7 examines international dimensions of higher education and graduate employment. Chapter 8 looks at both objective and subjective determinants of success and failure in the labour market. Finally, there are conclusions and recommendations.

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Record Number: 11898 / Last updated on: 2011-04-14
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