16/09/2008 - In today’s knowledge-driven global economy, countries need to build on tertiary education to generate innovation, sustain competitiveness and boost economic growth. A new OECD report, Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society, offers policy recommendations to help meet these goals.
The report draws on the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education, a study of tertiary education policy in 24 countries. It investigates tertiary education policy across its many facets, from governance, funding and quality assurance to equity, research and innovation, academic career, links to the labour market, internationalisation and policy implementation.
Among its recommendations:
For further information, journalists are invited to contact Susan Copeland (mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org) at OECD's Directorate for Education (tel. + 33 1 45 24 97 34).
Read the Executive Summary of Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society.
For more information on the Thematic Review of Tertiary Education: www.oecd.org/edu/tertiary/review.
A companion series – OECD Reviews of Tertiary Education – offers an in-depth analysis of tertiary education policies in each of the 14 countries which opted for an in-depth review by an OECD team: China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland and Spain.
Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society can be purchased in paper or electronic form through the OECD’s Online Bookshop. Subscribers and readers at subscribing institutions can access the online version via SourceOECD. Journalists may obtain copies via the OECD's password-protected website or from OECD's Media Division (mailto:news.contact @ oecd.org: tel. +33 1 45 24 97 00).