Between the Information Economy and Student Recruitment: Present Conjuncture and Future Prospects

Fionn Murtagh

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In university programs and curricula, in general we react to the need to meet market needs. We respond to market stimulus, or at least try to do so. Consider now an inverted view. Consider our data and perspectives in university programs as reflecting and indeed presaging economic trends. In this article I pursue this line of thinking. I show how various past events fit very well into this new view. I provide explanation for why some technology trends happened as they did, and why some current developments are important now.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-64
JournalUPGRADE: The European journal for the informatics professional
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008


  • cs.CY
  • cs.GL
  • K.0; K.1; K.3.0; K.4.3; K.7.0

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