Graduate Employability and Internationalization of the Curriculum at Home

  • Elspeth Jones
Keywords: Internationalization, employability, curriculum, intercultural competence

Abstract

Employers often complain that university graduates are not equipped with the ‘soft’ employability skills required for today’s global workforce. Education abroad has been shown to develop these skills but this is little understood by institutions or employers. Can the benefits of education abroad be extended to all students through internationalization of the curriculum at home? The author calls for more evidence that such an approach can be effective.

Author Biography

Elspeth Jones
Elspeth Jones is Emerita Professor of the Internationalization of Higher Education at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK and Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.
Published
2014-11-15
How to Cite
Jones, E. (2014). Graduate Employability and Internationalization of the Curriculum at Home. International Higher Education, (78), 6-8. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2014.78.5799
Section
Internationalization at Home