Abstracts: Supporting Quality Teaching and The Mobility of Researchers


Early findings of the review on quality and relevance of teaching in higher education

OECD Speaker: Fabrice Hénard

The presentation will address the early findings of the IMHE project still in progress which are investigating as to how and why Higher Education institutions support the quality of teaching. The project comprises 39 Higher Education institutions that have provided illustrations of their institutional schemes, processes or evaluation mechanisms they have designed and implemented to identify, promote or reward the improvement of the quality of teaching.
The presentation will pinpoint a selection of specific issues related to the aims of the institutions while fostering the quality of teaching, their capacity to identify the related challenges, the types of concrete applications, the dissemination of practice, the measurement of progress and the actors involved.
Furthermore, some assumptions will be set out on the success drivers that prompt successfully the quality of teaching and on the main difficulties to be overcome.


The mobility of researchers

OECD Speaker: Ester Basri

The move towards the knowledge-based economy has placed human capital in science and technology at the forefront of the policy debate across OECD countries. The global demand for talent is increasingly competitive because of expanding science and innovation systems. Highly skilled people in particular are now highly mobile. Many countries are implementing policy measures to attract foreign researchers and to facilitate their access to OECD labour markets. However, competition for skilled researchers is increasing, and policy makers need to be concerned with measures both to attract researchers and to retain them. There has been an increase in return flows to some countries. As a result, competition for talent is now shaping innovation policy initiatives across the OECD area. Most countries offer a range of polices to encourage and assist mobility. This presentation will explore the experiences of OECD and non-OECD countries.


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