A recent study on the needs of employers in industry and other sectors for graduate employees who have received education in nanotechnology shows a mismatch between the existing offers at European universities and the real needs of the labour market. In particular, industry expects to hire employees with skills in nanosafety, regulation and environmental impact assessment within 5 years. However, universities appear to have difficulties incorporating these topics into their curricula. Here, results of our study are introduced. Moreover, the outlines of interdisciplinary model curricula spanning the bachelor, master, and Ph.D. levels of academic education that can support efforts to address the mismatch between study contents and skills needed in the nanotechnologies job market and minimise its possible impact, are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Management|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Management|
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© 2016, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
- Large Industry
- Master Programme
- Model Curriculum
- Risk Governance
- Traditional Discipline
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Management of Technology and Innovation