A bimonthly publication of AQU Catalunya


May 2008

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Common Internet portal for graduate job insertion and employment

It is common knowledge that transparency is a necessary condition in order for a market to function properly. Transparency means that information flows freely and any agent can rapidly and at minimum cost obtain data for making the most appropriate decision. The universities in Catalonia have for quite some time had Internet portals up and running where job offers for and job seeking by graduates have been openly available. These initiatives seem to have been successful and have helped many graduates to find jobs.



  • Sharing Vacancies, Challenges and Solutions
    Graduate Prospects (GP) is the commercial subsidiary of HECSU (Higher Education Careers Services Unit), an educational charity supporting the development of careers information, advice, guidance and opportunities for students and graduates. It is run by the UK higher education sector, for the sector.
    Allan Brown - Sales Director of Graduate Prospects
  • AlmaLaurea
    Developed in a narrow basement of the University of Bologna, the AlmaLaurea Project has become a highly qualified component of the entire Italian university system in the course of its first 14 years of activity. It aims to monitor the quality of the educational processes of graduates as well as their occupational status and to facilitate the matching of demand and supply of qualified labour.
    Matteo Sgarzi - International Relations and Projects, Inter-University Consortium AlmaLaurea


  • A Google for recent graduates

    Quim Bernardo Blanco
    Human Resources Director HP Iberia

    With the information age in full swing and at a time when Web 3.0 intelligent networks are becoming common knowledge, we have been going over the idea of a website, coordinated by the different universities, to assist the transition of recent graduates to the professional world of industry and enterprise, services and the labour market in general.




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