ACU Conference

Posted on 29 April 2013

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) would like to advise that its Graduate Employment Network in association with Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara, is excited to announce its upcoming conference to be held at the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand, from 11th to 13th July 2013.

The theme for this year's conference - "Exploring the value of higher education to the economy" - will examine the extent to which university graduates are able to meet their own aspirations as well as society's expectations of them.

This conference will address questions such as:

  • Are today's graduates employable?
  • How do we measure their value to the economy?
  • Are universities fit for the future?
  • Should graduate employability be a key measurement criterion?
  • Should there be greater mobility between the TVET and HE sectors?
  • Is student dissatisfaction becoming an increasingly important issue? 

Dr Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education, OECD, will deliver the keynote speech, and the possible participation of the Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, New Zealand.

The aim is that this conference will be of value not only to those in careers services but also, and essentially, to those responsible for the strategic direction of universities, for curriculum development, and for the development of partnerships - internationally, with industry, with the private sector, and with alumni.

Please see the Auckland 2013 subsite for more information or contact



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