New report of CHEPS, CHEGG and DZHW on the Relevance of Higher Education

CHEPS in close collaboration with CHEGG ( and DZHW ( successfully concluded the study “Promoting the Relevance of Higher Education: Trends, Approaches and Policy Levers“ for DG-EAC. The general objective of the study was to produce evidence, conclusions and recommendations on promoting the relevance of higher education systems to societal needs. Based on a literature review and extensive analytical framework, we explored various policies governments use to stimulate personal development, sustainable employment and active citizenship of students and graduates. These were further analysed in 8 in-depth country case studies. Based on extensive indicator search we developed “country score cards” and “wheel charts” to monitor the relevance of HE. The Main Report, Executive Summary and Annex reports can be retrieved from the following link: