Educational institutions are the most interdisciplinary areas of all institutions. They are the places with the most results, articles and research resources in the world. There are thousands of people who are present willingly to learn and “work for free” in an educational institution. The problem today is the lack of sufficient funds, lack of incentives and network scarcity, which is theoretically the hundreds of thousands of ideas, works or artworks that are left behind. This manpower, however, can be actively utilized by optimizing investments, thus spending the right amount on the right place and creating new funds. As a result, organizations that feed themselves and grow exponentially will emerge with the introduction of this resource.
As institutions turn into such organizations, it is possible that they will be picky about student enrollment. While students decide to enroll by looking at concerns such as which institution allocates more funds to students, creates a space to exhibit social learning and works or which one has more business network; schools also register by looking at the points such as which students can contribute to the institution, themselves and the world.
Studying at a University Trend Should be Reviewed!
When students decide to study at a university, they want to enter the institutions they are sure of getting support rather than an unknown. Those who do not want to study will directly join the workforce, thus not burdening the economy, wasting time, and in the end, the right people do the right things for any job.
How happy are the students at the university and how hopefully they look to the future, are they struggling to find a job?
Under the question of why the ivy league is so successful, as well as the quality of the education provided, perhaps the main issue that needs to be focused on is the impatience of the students studying at these universities for their contribution to their own lives and business life, starting from their student years, rather than seeing the school as a place to finish at once. World has seen many examples of very successful entrepreneurs who dropped out of college and started businesses on their own. I can’t stop but thinking, what if they could get full support from the college they were studying, then could there be an educational institution in Facebook shares, or Google’s or Apple’s or Twitter’s or many more others’?
Although those can be seen as individual success stories, it is by no accident these businesses emerged from within the colleges. If there was more involvement from the university’s side, there could be a possibility they would become partners with these too big to fail companies. Leading universities in the world still prioritize disclosing their return on investment value to students and students often make decisions by taking this value into account when making a choice. Of course, the investment here is not just money. Emotional and time investment is taken into consideration. So how many students, in developing countries in particular, has questioned this issue before making a decision to enroll a university? How many students study solely for studying or just because of social pressure? Here’s what a massive research from Turkey tells, on the happiness level among university students based on universities’ offerings:
“Compared to the last four years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), the number of A +, A and B level universities has decreased considerably. In this case, the number of universities in Turkey which performs just as qualified teaching scientific publications / According to the citation, as in international university rankings show that the ranking reflects a declining trend. “ (Karadağ, E. & Yücel, C. (2020). Universities satisfaction research Turkey 2020. Unior Publications.)
Students should be enlightened and have an idea about what, in fact, they will gain from an institution, before choosing where they want to study. Institutions, on the other hand, should attract students with the services, networking benefits and support they provide. That way, they will make money with them, not from them. They should focus on finding the right students for them, not getting any passer-bys with the concern to make more billing. Universities should be businesses, yes, but their customers should be end-users, institutions and the business world, not students. They should earn money not from registration, but by taking their share of the products that emerge as a result of their support, earn with the testimonial or a transfer fee they will receive thanks to the qualified manpower they offer to the business world, – and yes, graduates should have a testimonial/transfer fee- or the trademarks (apps, design services, artworks, technological tools supplies etc.) that they will create.
The main mission of educational institutions should be encouraging and not leaving idle resources. They need to discuss deeply how to give their students the feeling of being a team and find ways to encourage them to team up if they want their biggest resources bring profit to the institution both financially and prestigiously. The biggest resources are manpower, so why not use it, for and with your students, for the better?