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Political economy of higher education and training - Symposium

Friday 13th of July

12.00-16.30 (lunch and refreshments included)
Wolfson Research Exchange, University of Warwick

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Slides and photos from the event are available below.

Description

How does the socio-political context affect the spheres of higher education and training? This symposium will discuss, using the lens of the “three worlds of human capital formation” (Iversen and Stevens, 2008), how different welfare state regimes affect the design of and participation in higher education and training activities, focusing on younger people’s access to the labour market. Research has often focused on the increase in graduate supply and the expansion in HE, as well as on whether graduates are ‘matched’ in the jobs they do. However, examining the socio-political context and its interaction with higher education and training institutions can shed new light on graduates’ transitions into the labour market in different countries, focusing on the UK, Italy and Australia, among others.

This event will bring together scholars on HE, graduate employment and human capital formation across different disciplines and different institutions.

This symposium is organised as part of the IAS International Visiting Fellowship scheme.

Please contact Daria Luchinskaya d dot luchinskaya at warwick dot ac dot uk for any further information.

Speakers

Dr Luca Cattani, University of Bologna

Dr Golo Henseke, Centre for Global Higher Education, UCL

Dr Elizabeth Knight, Faculty of Education, Monash University

Dr Daria Luchinskaya, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

Dr Dorel Manitiu, AlmaLaurea, University of Bologna

Dr Belgin Okay-Somerville, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Dr Giulio Pedrini, University of Bologna

Dr Gerbrand Tholen, City, University of London

Dr Charikleia Tzanakou, Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

Programme

12.00 – 12.45 Networking lunch

12.45 – 13.45 Session 1
Gerbrand Tholen – How institutional context shapes transitions to work between occupations
Elizabeth Knight – How does higher education provider type affect graduate outcomes in Australia?
13.45-14.00 Break
14.00-15.00 Session 2
Golo Henseke – Graduate wage dispersion across Europe in the 21st century
Dorel Manitiu – Graduate tracking in Italy: The AlmaLaurea system
15.00-15.15 Break
15.15-16.15 Session 3 & discussion
Luca Cattani, Giulio Pedrini, Charikleia Tzanakou and Daria Luchinskaya – Graduate labour market transitions in the UK and Italy
Discussion on Symposium themes and research agenda
16.15-16.30 Closing statements
Belgin Okay-Somerville

Photos

Gerbrand Tholen: How institutional context shapes transitions to work between occupations

Elizabeth Knight: How does higher education provider type affect graduate outcomes in Australia?

Golo Henseke: Graduate wage dispersion across Europe in the 21st century

Dorel Manitiu: Graduate tracking in Italy: The AlmaLaurea system

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Getting there

Please see the following web pages for information on travelling to the University of Warwick: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/directions/

The main bus stop is opposite the Arts Centre. For car parking information, please see here: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/directions/car/parking/

Maps of the campus: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/

Wolfson Research Exchange is on the 3rd floor of the Library building, outlined in red on the map below. Please tell the Reception your name on the ground floor.

Wolfson Research Exchange Map

References: Iversen, T. and Stephens, J.D. (2008). Partisan Politics, the Welfare State, and Three Worlds of Human Capital Formation, Comparative Political Studies, 41(4/5): 600-637.