The generation and transfer of knowledge is one of the main strategic thrusts of AQU Catalunya. The Agency’s mission is to trace lines of action, advance and respond to the new scenarios that are emerging and to play a dynamic role in everything concerning improvement and enhancement to the university system and higher education in Catalonia. This includes providing relevant information on how the university system runs in order to help the universities and HEIs fulfil their strategic vision.
For example, AQU Catalunya is a pioneer at European level in graduate employment outcome surveys. With more than 80,000 entries, Catalonia has one of the most complete and representative databases in Europe on the transition of its graduate population to the labour market. As a result of the five surveys of graduate employment outcomes that have been carried out so far (2001, 2005, 2008 2011 and 2014) and more than a dozen research studies and papers by different groups at Catalan universities, there is now a substantial body of knowledge on this subject.