19 November 2015 | EQAF Paper

How to forecast the future? Different sources for gathering knowledge about the future needs of employers with regard to competences

Ditte Strandbygaard, Rikke Warming, Vibeke Fahlén, Merete Munk


Graduates must be able to use their degree on the labour market that awaits them when they have completed a higher education study programme. Danish politicians have increasingly focused on this since the beginning of this century. It places great demands to the education institutions' ability to gaze into the future and predict which skills will be required, and on the basis of this, match the right number of graduates with the right competences. This political focus is also reflected in the Danish Accreditation Institution's (AI) criteria, methods and practice.



This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.

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