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Labour market: graduates' perspective

Pre-bologna and bachelor degree graduates



Arts higher education programmes



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The survey of the employment outcomes of graduates from Catalan universities

The three-yearly survey and study, which has been coordinated by AQU Catalunya is a project promoted by the social councils of the public universities and the private universities in Catalonia, the affiliated and partner schools and institutes and the Arts higher education programmes, to obtain data and benchmarks on the quality of graduate employment.

Seventh edition of the survey

From 8 January to 31 March 2020, more than 78.000 graduates of the higher education system in Catalonia will be surveyed in order to know their employability.

The survey, which is promoted by the public universities in Catalonia through their social councils, together with 12 private universities, 37 affiliated and partner schools and institutes and the Ministry of Education, is one of the most representative and important in Europe.

In the 2020 survey, 35,000 people were interviewed during the first three months of the year (17,500 graduates of undergraduate Bachelor programmes and Arts higher education programmes , 12,000 Master's graduates and 2,500 graduates of doctoral programmes), which accounted for 50% of the reference population (students of Bachelor-level degrees who graduated in 2016, except for graduates of Medicine, who graduated in 2013, graduates Arts higher education programmes and Master's graduates and doctoral degree holders who completed their programmes in 2015 and 2016).

New developments have been included in the 2020 questionnaire, and population of 2005 edition of the study will be surveyed again in order to know the gender-based differences in their employability 20 years atfer they finished their studies. 

Results compared by centers that offer the same degree (results until 2017)

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Check the methodology.


Icone-proteccio de dades Information regarding the source and use of personal data from the AQU Catalunya survey on access to the labour market.