Jörg Dötsch


Competitiveness, Knowledge-Economy, Education Economics, Dual Studies, Vocational Education and Training


Technology and global connectivity are leading to accelerating dynamics of the global economy. One of the underlying driving forces is the increasing importance of immaterial resources. This has exhaustively discussed under keywords such as “knowledge economy” or the increase of “knowledge intensity”. The following paper discusses the appropriateness of the youngest reforms in Hungary’s higher education system against the background of a modern knowledge economy. It focuses on higher education and presents preconditions, goals and the institutional framework of a “dual approach”. It briefly treats the current situation in Hungary regarding key aspects of its competitiveness and summarizes the actual policy critically.