New opportunities in ASEU Quality Assurance Distance Education E-learning Virtual labs Business-incubators Student fairs
Virtual labs As a bridge between businesses and ASEU Place for educational innovations Training centers for business staff Workshops and round tables Trial of new business softwares Simulation of future working place (job)
Structurally new system consists from the following blocksVirtual stock-exchange Virtual Bank Virtual business-incubator Virtual insurance market Virtual audit and accounting company Virtual market research lab Virtual e-commerce lab “Microsoft Business Solutions” training center Virtual custom point Virtual Central Bank Virtual Ministry of economic development Virtual Ministry of TaxesVirtual FOREX lab
Virtual labs in ASEUfirst steps to creating bridge
Student fairs Marketplace for graduates and undergraduates Instant interview Advertising of businesses Best choice both business and student Simultaneously presentation of similar jobs Self-evaluation of students Confidence in the future
Results of Student’s fairs in ASEU 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010The number ofproposed vacancies 143 300 500 700 820Number of filledvacancies 143 300 500 700 800Number of applicants 1500 2000 2500 3000 3000The number taken onthe waiting list 400 625 780 800 978Ratio between demandand supply in studentslabor market 3.79 3.08 2.56 2.14 2.16Percentage of fillingvacancies (%%) 100 100 100 100 97.5
OIC countries – current situation HE in Islamic countries varies much from one another Humanitarian sciences prevailed Technological level is rather low No ties with labor market Level of knowledge below than in european and american ones No global goals before HE, only business
Returning to the situation with the labor market for university graduates in Islamic countries there should note that it is fundamentally different from country to country.This is primarily due to the fact that higher education has developed in many Islamic countries in isolation from social and economic development in these countries. Taking into account the mentality of the majority of Islamic countries and the initial basis for the development, this situation is not surprising.
Back in 2005 at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis we had put forward the concept of a new approach to higher education development in Azerbaijan, especially at the Universities.What is the essence of the concept and how it was implemented in ASEU?
The essence of the concept lies in the idea of approximation the process of staff training to future jobs places. In other words, it is necessary to create conditions for a continuous process of transition from education to work. Given all these nuances, ASEU had forth a new approach in solving this problem. This approach is the maximum approximation of the higher education to the production (business), not just in terms of providing jobs for graduates, but also the technological requirements to the quality of the new employee, to adapt him to a new kind of activity.
Labor market for graduates in OIC The level of unemployment in most of OIC countries is rather high Especially this level is bigger for specialists The requirements for labor is low, so specialists can not find jobs
Situation with graduates Because the Universities give only diplomas the graduates are free in labor market The labor market has no any relationships with Universities Labor market is free market, where the demand and supply are independent players
Project IUBN To connect both parties in labor market the project of IUBN was proposed for consideration and implementation. This problem exists in all Islamic countries. Realization of IUBN project will create global labor marketplace for graduates in Islamic countries.
The objectives of the project- Realization of a new paradigm of higher education in the Islamic countries.- Creating a global Islamic marketplace for university graduates.- Attracting business to participate in the process of improving educational quality and level.- Creating a business network of educational market places.- Establishing relations between employees and universities. 17
The objectives of the project- Improving curricula and adapting them to companies requirements.- Collecting and allocating human resources to companies.- Organizing the labor market for universities‘ graduates.- Establishing a developed system of interchange within Universities of the Islamic World.- Exchanging visits among students, teachers, staff and rectors of universities across the Islamic World. 18
The objectives of the project- Working out programs for educational system development.- Holding regular meetings and conferences for improving educational processes and raising quality level.- Organizing mobility of graduates among Islamic universities.- Creating a unified common system of education on business in the Islamic World.- Creating a system to provide the labour market across Islamic countries with highly skilled professionals. 19
The expected results- Formation of labor market for high-skilled specialists.- Creation of business networks for university graduates.- Introducing global changes in education quality.- Ensuring student and facultymobility. 20
The expected results- Ensuring high education level for national market and Islamic World market.- Incorporating and implementing the noble Islamic values in business and management.- Enhancing the role and level of Islamic education and its development in the world.- Creating regional marketplaces and linking them to the Islamic world global network. 21
Technology used for realization Database in IUBN-cloud Fully secure system Last technology for interaction User friendly interface Easy access
Levels and working mechanisms of the network:- Activities within network based on database for high skilled labor market (specialized on University graduates).- Networks operate on the basis of electronic market place.- The deep analysis of demand and supply on all markets allows regulating and managing the Universities degree on each level. 23
Global Islamic Universities Business Network Country level Regional level 24