Higher Education and Graduate Employment in Europe

Results from Graduate Surveys from Twelve Countries

  • Harald Schomburg
  • Ulrich Teichler

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 1-1
  3. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 3-20
  4. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 21-28
  5. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 29-34
  6. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 35-50
  7. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 51-63
  8. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 65-79
  9. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 81-92
  10. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 93-103
  11. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 105-112
  12. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 113-118
  13. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 119-132
  14. Harald Schomburg, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 133-142
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 143-169

About this book

Introduction

For the first time, a major international comparative study was undertaken providing detailed information on the employment and work situation of graduates from higher education institutions in a large number of countries. With the help of a questionnaire survey more than 40,000 graduates from 12 countries reported about their study experiences, the transition from Higher Education to employment and their early career up to four years after graduation. The interviewees from Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Japan are a unique source of information on Higher Education and graduate employment in Europe.

The book indicates a noteworthy variety among economically advanced countries in the competences fostered by Higher Education and the emphasis placed either on laying a broad basis of knowledge or direct preparation for professional tasks. While universities in some countries are strongly involved in ensuring a rapid transition from study to employment, in other countries a long period after graduation is widespread for the search of a suitable career. Graduates from some countries appreciate their study experiences though they criticize a weak preparation for their subsequent assignments, while others less satisfied with higher education in their retrospective view note a satisfying preparation for the world of work. Study often turns out useful to lead to challenging tasks even though remuneration and status remain below expectations.

'The results of this project are extensive, interesting and important'

Professor John Brennan, Centre for Higher Education Research and Information, London, U.K.

 

Keywords

Employment Europe European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Import Master Professor education educational research higher education mobility unemployment

Authors and affiliations

  • Harald Schomburg
    • 1
  • Ulrich Teichler
    • 2
  1. 1.International Centre for Higher Education Research KasselGermany
  2. 2.International Centre for Higher Education Research KasselGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5154-8
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5153-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5154-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0378
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