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Competences Of Graduates As An Indicator Of External Quality Assurance In Universities

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  • FREIRE SEOANE, Mª Jesús
  • TEIJEIRO ALVAREZ, Mercedes

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In recent years universities have undergone structural changes, with the objective of harmonizing the European Higher Education System. This process has culminated with the entry into the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This study makes two key contributions. First, it provides an indicator used to evaluate the competences of graduates from A Coruña University and the competences demanded by the workforce. Then, it also offers relevant information on what competences are most valued and sought for by the business world. This information will be instrumental for the implementation of EHEA, for which graduate competences is a key part of University planning.

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  • FREIRE SEOANE, Mª Jesús & TEIJEIRO ALVAREZ, Mercedes, 2010. "Competences Of Graduates As An Indicator Of External Quality Assurance In Universities," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 10(3).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:eerese:v:10:y2010:i:3_5
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    Keywords

    guarantee of quality; university education; graduate competences.;

    JEL classification:

    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • L00 - Industrial Organization - - General - - - General

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