New HERC Report: Living longer, learning longer – working longer? Implications for new workforce dynamics.
With current demographic trends and ageing populations representing a major societal challenge for Ireland, a new report by Higher Education Research Centre, DCU explores the implications of longer working lives from the perspectives of key stakeholders: employers, individuals and public policy.
Contemporary universities and other HE institutions are large organisations engaged in complex change processes. As they seek to respond to stakeholder demands for ‘relevance’ in teaching, research and civic engagement, they also strive to retain the academic independence which has underpinned their distinctive role in, and for, society.
Working in partnership with researchers from a range of disciplines in Ireland (north and south) and internationally, in HERC we contribute to the development of an evidence base of objective research to help inform policy, practice and conceptual development in the field.
If you would like to hear more about our work, please do make contact.
Professor Maria Slowey AcSS, Director, HERC