International alumni follow-up
For the first time Linköping University has investigated where international master’s students go after graduation and what they think of their education. Most of the respondents are very pleased with LiU.
A little over 2,000 people in total have graduated from an international master’s programme at Linköping University. The questionnaire was sent to everyone with an available e-mail address, 787 people. Througout the year students have been adding to the address directory in order to reach as many alumni as possible.
The answers arrived during the autumn and are now being compiled into a Placement report. The response rate was 35 per cent, so the results should be used carefully.
”We are nevertheless happy with the response rate, considering that for many people this is the first time in years they’ve heard anything from LiU”, says Karin Gibson (picture to the right).
She is the international alumni coordinator and has spent the last eighteen months working to strengthen ties with this group.
Most of the respondents are very pleased with their studies. 85 per cent would recommend LiU to friends and relatives.
”Because of the high level of the education, the great country and international spirit”, states one of the alumni.
Six months after graduation 73 per cent had found a job. 78 per cent feel that their education at LiU has given them a stronger position on the labour market. The most well-represented lines of work are Higher education and research, Education and Computer/IT. 29 per cent of the respondents have moved on to doctoral studies and many of them remain in Sweden.
”The first step now is to disseminate the results. Then we need to consider how to work with the questionnaire in the future”, Karin Gibson concludes.
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Last updated: Thu Dec 01 13:59:42 CET 2016