Employability at the Bologna studies – Perception of students and teachers from the University of Rijeka

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Author(s)Aleksandra Deluka-Tibljaš, Duško Pavletić, Snježana Prijić-Samaržija
After five years of implementing study programme reforms on the basis of the Bologna Declaration and the implementation of extensive reforms, the question of the quality of the implemented changes at the University of Rijeka has arisen. In order to establish the results after the first five years of the Bologna reforms, extensive research was carried out by the Quality Assurance board of the University of Rijeka in cooperation with QA units at university constituents. This paper presents the results of a comprehensive study of the implementation of the Bologna reforms at the University of Rijeka, particularly with regards to "employability". The results of a survey of teachers and students at the university indicate their perception of the employability of students enrolled in the reformed programmes. The study was conducted with the participation of 3,984 students and 768 employees. Research results indicate that there is a need for certain actions that should contribute to the employability of Bachelor graduates and to the development of the necessary labour market competences of graduate students. The biggest problem, reported in all segments of the research, is the recognition of Bachelors at the labour market. The recognition of Bachelors is connected with the definition of their labour market oriented competencies, another complex issue that will soon have to be addressed.
CategoriesQuality of HE » Modernising PHE within diversified HE, 2011 6th EQAF