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9 · DECEMBER · 2022

8th edition of the labour market insertion survey of Catalan university and higher education graduates

Until 28 April 2023, almost 90,000 graduates from the Catalan higher education system will be surveyed to find out about their employability.

All the centres and affiliated institutions of the Catalan universities and all the centres that offer higher arts courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree are launching, through AQU Catalunya, the eighth edition of the study on the labour market outcomes of graduates in the Catalan higher education system, a triennial study whose main objective is to gather information at degree level in order to improve the curricula offered.

The survey asks about aspects such as employment (employment/employment, time taken to find the first job, pathways to employment, field of work, branches of employment, etc.), the quality of employment (whether one works in what one studied, functions performed, contractual stability, annual earnings, job satisfaction, etc.) and satisfaction with the studies undertaken (skills acquired, usefulness in the job, intention to take another degree, etc.).

Between the seven editions of the study, more than 130,000 records have been generated, which means that Catalonia has one of the most extensive, complete and representative databases in Europe.

This is the edition in which the largest number of graduates have taken part. And, as a novelty, the joint initiative with the Valencian (AVAP) and Aragonese (ACPUA) quality agencies stands out, thanks to which graduates in Environmental Sciences from these two communities will also be surveyed, making it a pioneering inter-territorial study in Spain.

The graduating classes under study are: undergraduate students who completed their studies in 2019 and 2020 (except for Medicine, which is from 2016 and 2017), students of artistic degrees equivalent to a bachelor's degree and master's degree students who completed their studies in 2018 and 2019, as well as doctoral students who defended their doctoral thesis in 2018 and 2019.

The reference population to be surveyed is almost 90,000 people and the sample to be reached is expected to be more than 40,000 people.

The results are expected to be presented in July 2023.

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