Education is becoming an increasingly important competitive force for many countries in global competition. Countries with advanced systems are in search of new models attuned to the demands of the digital age, while laggards try to emulate the success of the best cases and simultaneously capture the benefits of the emerging trends. We study and explore educational models in the context of country competitiveness, a perspective that has become a cornerstone of education policies in many countries.
Education must be made a true priority for any country if it aspires to build its competitiveness on knowledge and skill intensive characteristics to shape a globally differentiated value. 

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Public support to higher education in prioritized areas of economy

EV Case Study  June, 2012
The overall aim of the Report is to assist in the decision-making for designing a special state program for HE financing, directed towards meeting future demand for high-quality specialists in the priority sectors by assessing global practices of state support for higher education in the priority sectors of the economy, demand-estimates for labor in the priority sectors, etc.

Transforming Higher Education for Competitiveness

EV Brief  | 2012

More than any other branch of the educational system, higher education competes globally as a sector. It also needs to contribute to the competitiveness of other parts of the economy. Higher education needs to integrate research with teaching. Engaging more fully in research will improve teaching quality and relevance.

Armenia's potential to become a regional leader on education

EV Brief  June, 2007

Education is increasingly being globalized, with new actors emerging who target the entire world. The major drivers are technology, free circulation of people, capital and goods. Attracting foreign students is part of the strategy of attracting highly qualified personnel. Countries are seeking new education models to foster creativity, innovative thinking and efficiency.