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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