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Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre Business and Personnel Economics

Course on Education Systems at ETH (eligible for credit transfer to UZH)

This fall semester, ETH Zurich offers the course "Youth Labor Market Outcomes, Institutions and Governance of Education and Training Systems". The course is eligible for credit transfer to UZH in M: Minor area: Managing Education (MEDU).

Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Ursula Renold and Dr. Thomas Bolli, ETH Zurich

Course description: In the context of digitalization and rapid technological change, finding and retaining talent for companies is becoming increasingly important. While Switzerland has a comparatively efficient labor-market-oriented education system, other countries find it much more challenging to develop the skills needed by the labor market. The course will take a macro perspective to show how we can measure the performance of different education and training systems. It will also describe the institutional challenges countries face when companies complain that a shortage of skilled professionals is limiting growth. We will consider the contributions of economics and other social sciences to understanding the performance of diverse education and training systems, which we regard as both as economic and institutional phenomena.

Place & Time: The lecture is offered as an ONLINE block course from 16 - 20 November, 2020.

Course Number: 363-1107-00