EU higher education as an indicator of economic optimism of society

Olesia Kanash


The subject of the study is the characteristic features of the higher education system of the European Union, which determine the attitude of residents of its countries to their future.

The aim of the article is to identify trends in the development of higher education in the EU and to conceptualize the adjustments that should be added to the policy of educational service providers in Ukraine with positive economic consequences.

Methodology (method). The methodological basis of the study is a critical analysis of events, which are taking place in European educational landscapes. The methods of generalization of information, comparative analysis, statistical, graphical visualization of data were used to achieve this goal.

Results. It has been found that the European community associates the future of the economy with the increase in the intellectual potential capacity, which is radically changing due to the spread of the latest information and communication technologies. It is proved that the system of higher education in proper condition is the source of its maintenance, which promotion is the most important component of state policy. It has been found that higher education institutions use effective learning technologies to meet the demands of the business environment. Among them is dual education. It demonstrates high productivity in the implementation of university programs, fulfilling its mission in professional training of workers.

Conclusions. The new economic realities caused by the fourth industrial revolution actualized the problem of strengthening the conformity of the professional competencies of the organizations’ personnel to arising challenges and threats. However, it is possible to resist them. In particular, through the improvement of educational technologies. They must maintain an adequate level of knowledge and skills quality and help increase the comfort of their acquisition. This dialectical contradiction could be overcome by the use of educational methods, which are based on the principles of duality. Commitment to it has been declared in Ukraine at the highest government levels. But the matter does not move beyond appeals. The study of the European experience opens the eyes to the reasons of it. First: the implementation of duality is based on the principles of social agreement between the high educational education (HEI), business and state in the form of relevant legislation. Second, business owners need to be aware that investing in intellectual capital is no less important than in fixed capital. Third, the economic responsibility of stakeholders for fulfilling their obligations within the implemented dual projects must be determined.


economics, intellectual capital, moral depreciation, education, higher education, dual education, professional competencies, educational technologies

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