MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY : DEVELOPING GLOBAL CITIZENS
Training talents: the role of mobility programs in global markets
Globalised labour markets require the young graduates of today to be mobile and culturally sensitive. Higher Education institutions increasingly bear the responsibility to both train their graduates for these global markets and to consider the varies needs of companies and the job market to compete internationally. This session takes a triangular perspective by firstly examining the needs and motivations of companies when hiring international talents and how educational institutions can support their efforts. Secondly, it highlights the functional and general competencies Higher Education institutions nowadays have to focus on in their educational programs, and lastly, how mobility programs, such as study and placement abroad programs, can nurture these competencies to meet the demands of the global labour market. The session is supported from recent research findings and cases from Finland, Russia, and the Netherlands. Several examples of mobility programs around the world will exemplify the sessions content and lead to discussions among the participants. Due to its global focus, the session is applicable for Higher Education institutions in all geographical areas.
1. Participants will gain an understanding of the motives why companies are hiring international students and how educational institutions can support them in reaching these goals.
2. Participants will learn what up-to-date skills and competencies companies are looking for in foreign graduates. 3. Participants will identify problems and challenges companies face when working with international graduates and highlight the differences in both the Western and Asian contexts.
3. Participants will be able to identify the possible gaps in their own educational programs when training students for a global workplace.
Ms Olga Krylova
Head of International Office
HSE University St. Petersburg
Olga Krylova is Head of International Office of HSE University, St. Petersburg. With more than 14 years of professional experience she was involved in coordination of international projects of different scale, the development and management of educational programs, development of partnerships and international marketing.
Ms Joanna Kumpula
International Marketing Manager
Study in Finland Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI)
International marketing manager of Study in Finland brand at Finnish National Agency for Education. Previously worked in international student marketing, recruitment and admissions positions in the university sector. Both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English philology from University of Oulu. The chair of EAIE Expert Community Marketing and Recruitment.
Prof Diederich Bakker
Professor International Business and Head of Internationalisation
Hanze International Business School
Diederich Bakker holds a doctorate in marketing and has a professional background in marketing communications and market research. He has over 15 years experience in the higher education sector and is currently professor International Business and Head of Internationalization at the Hanze International Business School in the Netherlands.