Doctoral education in the entrepreneurial university: enhanced employability?

This episode discusses how PhD education affects the employment opportunities of PhDs and universities’ socioeconomic impact at the regional level. Eloïse Germain-Alamartine examines different career possibilities for PhDs and the barriers hindering them to land on a satisfactory employment after their completion. She points out to the mismatch between the needs of the regions and the competences of PhD-holders, which can be overcome through the involvement of relevant stakeholders into the curriculum design. Focusing on the entrepreneurial university model, Eloïse sheds light on the responsibilities of the universities to make the most benefits for the involved actors in PhD education and emphasizes the impact of universities on regional socio-economic development through human and social capital via doctoral candidates. She mentions several practical recommendations such as dedicated career services for PhDs.

You can read more about Eloïse’s research by following this link.