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A shift towards industry-relevant degrees isn’t helping students get jobs

Richard Hill and Kristen Lyons write in The Conversation (9.11.15):

‘Competition between universities is more intense than ever, resulting in a shift towards industry-relevant degrees.

‘But this attempt to link universities and the economy has not been universally successful so far. Employers still complain that graduates lack the necessary job skills. Research shows thousands of graduates are unable to obtain jobs of their choice.

‘Are universities then going about things in the wrong way? Is university all about being job-ready?

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