Carrying out the survey
Where have UAS graduates found employment, and how does the degree meet the needs of working life? What is the career path of a higher education graduate like? We try to find the answers to these questions with the nation-wide career monitoring survey of universities of applied sciences.
Every year, the career monitoring survey is sent to about 27 000 people who have graduated from a UAS five years ago with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
Utilizing the results
Higher education institutions utilize the career monitoring data in the planning and development of education. On the other hand, higher education students and those applying for higher education get information to base their personal career planning on and to support their employment. The Ministry of Education and Culture utilizes the nation-wide survey results in evaluating the quality and development needs of the education in higher education institutions.
Carrying out the career monitoring
The career monitoring survey is carried out annually in October–November ().
A nation-wide career monitoring network, which consists of universities of applied sciences, has been established to carry out the career monitoring survey of universities of applied sciences and disseminate information on career monitoring. CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd. is responsible for the technical implementation of the survey.
Executing the career monitoring survey of universities of applied sciences is guided by the ethical principles (in Finnish) approved by the Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene. The Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene approved the ethical principles in May 2020.
Processing the data
The data is collected, stored and used responsibly by respecting the rights of the respondents and protecting the privacy of individuals. At every stage of the data collection, the appropriate laws, decrees and instructions are complied with. The survey results are reported systematically, responsibly and by adhering to the General Data Protection Regulation and good scientific conduct.
The results affect the funding received by universities of applied sciences from the government
3 % of the basic funding of universities of applied sciences is distributed based on the results of the career monitoring survey. The questions affecting the funding model were selected among the survey questions thus that they would measure the graduate’s satisfaction with the higher education they had completed, the opportunities to utilize the competence acquired from the higher education institution in working life, the level of difficulty of the work in relation to the received higher education and the importance of the higher education in the development of competence (MINEDU 2017).
More information on career monitoring at universities of applied sciences
If you have any questions on the career monitoring survey or its execution, you can contact Satu Helmi: firstname.lastname@example.org / +358 50 598 5563