Research projects

BELL-CURVE

Co-investigator, “Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education (BELL CURVE)”    EC - EACEA: Lifelong Learning Programme, £237,337.00.

 BELLCURVE (Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education) is an EC (European Commission) funded research project. This is a 24 month research project. The purpose of this report is to convey the project progress made so far. This report is aimed at the key stakeholders of higher education institutions, researchers in the relevant study area and the general public. BELLCURVE is a collaborative research project. School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK, is the lead institution. Other project partners are, the Department of Construction Economics and Property Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania and Department of Building Production, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. This project address issues associated with the mismatch between graduate skills and labour market requirements as this mismatch has been identified as one of the main factors behind graduate unemployment and employer dissatisfaction, particularly in the Built Environment (BE) sector.