University Labor Market Linkages

Enhancing higher education relevance

Universities all over the world are under pressure to better align the relevance of higher education to the needs of the labor market. This is especially true for universities in developing countries. While governments have been investing in the expansion of higher education enrollments, they now expect increased graduate employment. At the same time, many universities and higher education systems struggle with the relevance of their higher education curricula and as such to deliver graduates with relevant, employable skills.

The University Labor Market Linkages program will expose you to how Dutch universities of Applied Science design and implement education and research for enhanced labor market relevance.

MSM offers this program in collaboration with Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of International Business and Communication Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Course topics

Following topics will be part of the course:

  • Framework introducing higher education relevance at national and university level
  • Demand and supply: quantity and quality of graduates
  • Collection and use of labor market information
  • University labor market linkages at the national and sector level
  • University labor market linkages at the university level
  • Teaching methods and skills development
  • Leadership for enhanced higher education relevance

Your profile

The program is designed for:

  • Academic and administrative leaders of higher education institutions
  • Policy makers and planners from Ministries of Education, other educational planning bodies and higher education institutions
  • Senior lecturers involved in managerial and administrative tasks
  • Educational consultants


Each participant receives a certificate of attendance on the last day of the course. Only for those who will complete an additional assignment will receive a diploma. In case you would like to have more information you contact