FEUGA - Galician Enterprise University Foundation (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2019 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 3801-3807
ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2019.0966
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
The Galicia 2030 project (Professional profiles for the future & new university degrees and specialisations) is coordinated by FEUGA, funded by the General Secretary of Universities (Galicia regional government) as a commitment to employment and university academic training. Its general objective is to elaborate a prospective and impact trends study for the labour market in Galicia 2030, to develop a complete portfolio of professional profiles and to define a map with new degrees and specialisations at University level. It is a 2-year project (2018-2020), structured in two phases:
i) Portfolio of professional profiles for the future, and
ii) New University degrees and specialisations.

The project is based on the foresight / prospective methodology, and it gathers the opinion of experts and all relevant stakeholders (at regional and international levels) with a view on the 2030 future. The methodology relies in different techniques: in-depth interviews, Delphi method for surveys, expert’s panels and focus groups. Its multi-stakeholder character is ensured by the participation of multiple agents and experts coming from public administration, private companies, universities and research centers, clusters and sectoral associations as well as human resources consultants, ensuring the triple helix approach: government bodies, industry and universities. A special focus is on sectors with high impact in the regional labour market, identified from the Galicia RIS3 strategy.

Results and Discussion:
During the first part of the project, the definition of Portfolio of professional profiles (ending in June 2019) has followed three steps:
(i) Research on global trends and identification of future strategic sectors,
(ii) Identification of future occupations and analysis of the current degrees offered by Galician Universities, and
(iii) Development of future jobs portfolio. Nineteen trend reports, 22 sectorial reports and more than 150 experts in the working groups have completed the portfolio and midterm conclusions. As a glimpse, an increment in graduated people (in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, social well-being and biotechnology sectors) is expected, along with a real need and interest from industry for transversal – disciplinary skills: Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) – STEM competences, soft skills, ICT…

As a mid-term result, the benchmark analysis from this portfolio and a preliminary definition of new degrees will lead to the second stage of the project: the ‘definition of new degrees and specializations’ for the Galician Universities, ending in 2020. Design and planning of the roadmap for its implementation will link the project outputs with the ‘real world’, leveraging the project results and broadening the multi-stakeholder approach of the study. Other links with actual European initiatives, will allow for a wider view and application for the real needs in skills and degrees for 2030.
Skills, delphi method, degrees.