Quo vadis uni­ver­si­ty graduate?

Policies and practices of EU Member States in tracking the careers of graduates from higher education or higher voca­tio­nal education are the subject of this study funded by the European Commission. 

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Tracking the careers of graduates is well estab­lished in many EU and EEA uni­ver­si­ties and higher education insti­tu­ti­ons. But which concrete systemic approa­ches are used in the respec­ti­ve countries? What is the situation with graduates of higher voca­tio­nal education and training, are there also methods of syste­ma­tic tracking here? What progress has been made in recent years as a result of the European Council’s recom­men­da­ti­on in this regard?

These and other questions will be answered in the study ‘Mapping the State of Graduate Tracking Policies and Practices’.

The study objec­ti­ves can be sum­ma­ri­sed as follows:

  • Analysing the recorded graduate tracking measures in order to assess the status quo and deter­mi­ning the extent to which these measures meet the requi­re­ments of the European Council recom­men­da­ti­ons and iden­ti­fy­ing areas for improvement.
  • Producing gui­de­lines for the design and imple­men­ta­ti­on of various graduate tracking measures (surveys, admi­ni­stra­ti­ve data) and dis­se­mi­na­ti­on of results.
  • Mapping graduate tracking policies and data coll­ec­tion practices in HEIs in EEA countries (31 in total) at an insti­tu­tio­nal level through online surveys.

The study funded by the European Commission is coor­di­na­ted by ICF (BE), with CHEPS (NL) and 3s as con­sor­ti­um partners.


Project: Mapping the State of Graduate Tracking Policies and Practices in the EU Member States and EEA Countries

Contact: Sigrid Mannsberger-Nindl

Mail to sigrid.mannsberger-nindl@3s.co.at

Client: European Union – DGEAC (Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture)

Duration: 2019 - 2020

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