Building multidisciplinary programmes that engage industry: a critical task for higher education to enhance graduate employability

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Abstract

The collaboration between universities and industry has been perceived as a vehicle to enhance innovation through knowledge exchange. However, most of these kinds of collaborations are based on single disciplines. Though, to a certain extent, they are useful for students’ skills development and employability, they provide students a narrow view of the world. In this chapter, I propose that universities should develop multidisciplinary programmes to engage with industry and the business world to strengthen universities’ role in supporting and contributing to innovation, and managing uncertainty and complexity. More importantly, such programmes will help develop our graduates better and faster, and enhance their employability in a world on the move.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability
Subtitle of host publicationRethinking the Possibilities
EditorsHong T. M. Bui, Hoa T. M. Nguyen, Doug Cole
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Chapter2
Pages9-20
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780429058899
ISBN (Print)9780367179861
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

Projects

Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability

Bui, H. & Tang, K. N.

31/07/173/08/17

Project: Research-related funding

Cite this

Bui, H. (2019). Building multidisciplinary programmes that engage industry: a critical task for higher education to enhance graduate employability. In H. T. M. Bui, H. T. M. Nguyen, & D. Cole (Eds.), Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability: Rethinking the Possibilities (pp. 9-20). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429058899-2