1st Edition

Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability Rethinking the Possibilities

Edited By Hong Bui, Hoa Nguyen, Doug Cole Copyright 2019
    190 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    190 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The worldwide marketization of higher education has resulted in a growing pressure on universities’ accountability, particularly in terms of more tangible learning outcomes directly related to paying higher tuition fees. Covering globally diverse perspectives, Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability uses a range of international case studies to help practitioners and researchers review, reflect on and refresh their ability to bridge the gap between university and industry.

    A timely response to the need to improve the quality of higher education in order to build work readiness in students, this book:

    • Adds a critical, global dimension to this topical area in higher education as well as society’s concerns
    • Provides a number of practice-based case studies on how universities can transform their programmes to enhance graduate employability
    • Acts as a source of practical suggestions for how to improve students' sufficient employability including their skills, knowledge and attitudes
    • Provides insights from theory, practices and policy perspectives.

    A crucial read for anyone looking to engage with the global issue of graduate employability, Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability covers both theoretical frameworks and practical models through an exploration of how universities around the world are using innovative techniques to enhance employability.

    Chapter 1: Higher Education, Innovation an Employability – Hong T. M. Bui & Hoa T. M. Nguyen

    Chapter 2: Building Multidisciplinary Programmes that Engage Industry: A Critical Task for Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability – Hong T. M. Bui

    Chapter 3: Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Higher Education – Maksim Belitski

    Chapter 4: Developing Innovative Student Leadership for Enhanced Graduate Employability – Jill Jameson

    Chapter 5: A Systematic Review of Social Innovation in Higher Education Systems as a Driver of Student Employability: The Case of EE Countries – Daniela Petrova Bariakova

    Chapter 6: Facilitating Student’s (Doctoral) Transition to the Workplace: A Critical Review – Arvind Upadhyay, Vika Kumar & Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

    Chapter 7: Leading Innovation Centres in Higher Education Institutions in Developing Countries: Ensuring graduate employability – Val Quimno & Dennis Alonzo

    Chapter 8: Developing Business Ready Graduates: Teaching Inside Out – Christine Rivers & Justin O’Brien

    Chapter 9: Engagement with Asia via the New Colombo Plan: Impact on Australian Students’ Career Directions and Employability – Ly Thi Tran, Glen Stafford, Thao Thi Phuong Vu & Mark Rahimi

    Chapter 10: Teaching Towards Graduate Attributes: How much does this approach help Australian graduates with employability? – Thanh Pham & Eisuke Saito

    Chapter 11: Embedding Entrepreneurial Skills within Computing – Mark Zarb, Chevonne Brady & Roger McDermott

    Chapter 12: Entrepreneurship Education and Employability Agenda in Malaysia – Jane Chang & Ainurul Rosli

    Chapter 13: Graduate Employability in Vietnam: An Initial Study on Responding of Policy Makers – Ly Thi Pham

    Chapter 14: Graduate Employability: Beyond the skills agenda – Thi Tuyet Tran


    Hong T. M. Bui is an associate professor in Higher Education Management at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK.

    Hoa T.M Nguyen is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, UNSW, Australia.

    Doug Cole is deputy director of Employability at Nottingham Trent University, UK.