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.
More information: Karin Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduates of the international master’s programmes at LiU said goodbye to their teachers, classmates and their time as students at the Farewell Ceremony on 11 June.
Exploring Kåkenhus Building among the water channels of the basement, a new boule pitch and the locked-up tower on the roof.
Sunday dress rehearsal: 180 people in Kårallen. With his farewell concert Fine on 10 May, Director Musices Hans Lundgren took his last bow after 35 years at LiU.
IDay took place on 25 April at Linköping University. International students showed everyone the beauties of their countries and celebrated cultural diversity.
Easter traditions differ from country to country. All have their own way of celebrating. An exclusive Swedish tradition is birch twigs decorated with coloured feathers.
Last year they took their bicycles and set course for Nepal. The aim was to support a home for vulnerable girls. Now they are back in Sweden (with a little less beard).
MSc students Maria Olsson and Lina Larsson are developing better and more environmentally friendly menstrual protection for women in developing countries.
In a new gas turbine simulator in the A Building, students can see how an interference affects flow immediately.
The right job and the right student. The new student association BrandVisors wants to facilitate contacts between students and companies.
Ida Nordström, senior high school teacher in training, has taken part in a new exchange with Singapore.
Mattias Bergbom would actually have been satisfied with any job in the IT sector. But he ended up in the film industry, in Hollywood, with an Oscar for Visual Effects.
Anna Asratian, master’s student in Experimental and Medical Biosciences, has been awarded a service medal from the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Four LiU students made a documentary on the porters of Kilimanjaro and the climate change.
Last updated: 2014-06-13