Within advanced economies, there is general concern that teaching and research within higher education institutions are not directed towards specific objectives. One of the fields where this concern is clearest is in the labor market. In this paper, I argue that universities respond to the demands of the labor market by implementing interdisciplinarity in order to provide their students with an opportunity to gain relevant skills and competences, which will enhance their “employability”. These new skills and competences can be seen as a response to the new jobs which will be created in the future.
Dans le contexte des économies développées, il y a une inquiétude si l’enseignement et la recherche dans le cadre de l’enseignement supérieur sont directement liés à d’objectifs concrets. Le marché du travail est un domaine pour lequel l’inquiétude est visible. Dans mon travail, je soutiens que la réponse universitaire à la demande du marché est la promotion de l’interdisciplinarité afin que les étudiants acquièrent les compétences nécessaires pour améliorer ses possibilités d’être employables. Ces nouvelles compétences peuvent être considérées comme la réponse à de nouveaux postes de travail dans le future.
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