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OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

September 13-15, 2004
IMHE General Conference 2004: Choices and Responsibilities: Higher Education in the Knowledge Society
Paris, France
The 2004 IMHE General Conference will focus on some of the challenges faced by higher education in today??s' "knowledge society". Higher education institutions must respond to new funding and governance mechanisms, questions of access and equity, an increasing client base, new and developing research agendas, and issues of attracting and retaining staff and students. In the face of these challenges, universities and other institutions must continue to fulfil their traditional role of providing future "knowledge workers" with the necessary competencies to succeed in an increasingly competitive labour market and complex society. This conference will offer participants the opportunity to examine both the interactive relationship between education systems and the knowledge-driven economy and the implications for higher education in term of choices and responsibilities. It aims at contributing answers to questions such as: - How does higher education contribute to the development of the knowledge society? - How can we ensure that labour market and society get the competencies they expect? - What institutional strategies are appropriate in these new circumstances? [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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