EURASHE is in the stakeholders’ board of the EUROGRADUATE project on a Feasibility study for a European graduate study.
Underneath are further information on:
- The requirements for a European graduate study: What would a European graduate study need to deliver in the eyes of the various stakeholders? What kind of questions should it be able to answer? How important is it to set up such a study? Key stakeholders’ views on these issues will be investigated. Key stakeholders are: decision makers at the regional, national, and European level, higher education professionals, students, employers, employees, and researchers.
- The existing capacities for monitoring European graduates: A variety of European and international data sets regularly provide comparative information on European higher education graduates. To what extent are these data sets able to cover the needs for information of the stakeholders? What are their advantages and shortcomings? What information is lacking that a European graduate study would need to provide?
- The point of departure at national level: How are higher education graduates monitored and studied in the different European countries? What are the similarities and differences between the different national approaches? How could a European graduate study tie in with them? Are there common patterns a European graduate study could build on?
- The options for organizing and financing a European graduate study: How could a European graduate study be organized for an efficient and effective collaboration among the partners involved? How should it be set up to lead to a sustainable project and allow for growing number of countries covered? What are suitable sources of funding and how can they be made accessible?
Readers have before them the results of a remarkable undertaking, one in keeping with other European multi-national inquiries and analyses. Here is an exemplary case of the search for guidance through pathways of data that do not currently exist. Like the histories of early European explorers, it is reflective of the best of navigational planning. Where are we going and how, the planners ask? What are the unknown territories like? How long will it take to arrive at and return from our destination? What provisions do we need? Who will be in charge? Who will comprise the crew? What are their tasks? These are not unfamiliar questions in European history. They are all asked well in advance of the departure of ships. In fact, the answers to these questions provide benchmarks for determining whether the voyage will take place at all.
Thus, a feasibility study, managed by four organisations in three countries, involving analyses of existing and past studies (both pan-European and individual countries), surveys, and interviews – all covering 34 higher education systems in 32 countries. From ministries to rectors’ conferences, to research groups to student groups: the European Graduate Survey feasibility study explored all, and in depth.
- EUROGRADUATE - Feasibility study for a European graduate study (0.5 MB)
- Research digest: Mapping international data capacities for studying HE graduates (0.2 MB)
- Research digest: National-level capacities for studying HE graduates in Europe (1.3 MB)
- Research digest: Stakeholders’ requirements for a European graduate study (0.7 MB)
- Testing the Feasibility of a European Graduate Study - Final report of the EUROGRADUATE feasibility study (3.5 MB)
Following are some of the experts involved in the project: