Labor Market Functions of Graduate Studies

By: Maasumeh Gharun  

In spite of long duration acceptance of human capital theory in higher education policies, market Orientation strategy for Higher Education institutions in developing countries has been challenged in various documents. The Third Millennium Goals for higher education have been achieved in many developing countries and access to post-diploma education has been increased, but the effective role of tertiary educations in the economic development and therefore sustainable development, must be addressed. Therefore, the coordination and alignment of the activities of this sector with the labor market indicators is a key principle. This paper reviews the theory of higher education development and its constituent variables ,and examines the match/mismatch of higher education products with socio-economic needs in IRAN. For this purpose, the “Trend Study “ method has been used ,and some representative variables of two sectors – higher education as supply side and economic sectors as demand side- have been analyzed. In this longitudinal study, the balance between two sectors will be assessed in terms of variables consistency over years.

Higher Education, Planning
Knowledge Management
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Miss Maasumeh Gharun

vise-president for resource development, Istitute for research and planning in higher education

Name: Maasumeh Family name: Gharun Faculty member: Instructor Field of study: MA in Economics Present Position: Faculty member of Institute for research and Planning in Higher Education (IRPHE), Economics of Higher Education & Human Resources Studies Department (since 1993) Executive Deputy of Institution (IRPHE). (Since 2012) Specialty and Research Interests: Economics of Higher Education: Demand for Higher Education Finance of Higher Education Human Resource Surveys Human Resource Planning Major Research plans 1- Feasibility Study for Tracking State Universities Graduates in IRAN. 2- The Examination of core & professional Competencies of Graduates in Engineering in IRAN: The Case of Universities in TEHRAN 3- Identification of Human Resource Specifications for knowledge Based Economy : The case of Industries in Tehran 4- The Examination of core & professional Competencies of Graduates in Engineering in IRAN: The Case of Universities in TEHRAN 5- Examination and Estimation of Socio-Economic Situations of Families on Demand for Higher Education in Two Sections: 1992-95 and 2001-2002. 6- Estimation of Demand for Higher Education in IRAN during 2001-2009. 7- Survey of Financing Higher Education Institutions, 1996. 8- Estimation & Analysis of per-Student Cost in IRAN using ABC Method, 2006. 9- Structural Adjustment Policies in IRAN and its effects on Higher Education, 2000. 10- Estimating Human Resource Effects (share) on production.1993.