|Since WHEN?||Surveys of all graduate cohorts at TU Berlin have been conducted since 2009|
|From WHEN until WHEN?||Online surveys are conducted from October until February|
|WHICH method?||National standardized questionnaire|
|HOW?||More than 60 German universities take part in the project, which has been conducted in cooperation with the Institut für angewandte Statistik (ISTAT) since 2017 (previously in cooperation with the International Center for Higher Education Research (INCHER) Kassel from 2009-2016).|
|WHO?||Every year, a total of approximately 70,000 graduates are surveyed about their careers within this national conducted project|
|HOW MANY?||Average response rate of approx. 30% per TU Berlin graduate cohort|
|HOW MANY per year?||An average of 1000 survey participants provide feedback on studying and teaching at TU Berlin each year|
|WHAT else?||Data from the graduate surveys are entered in the QM database, and thus appear in teaching conference reports and data-based degree program reports as well as special evaluations for degree program coordinators.|
The Graduate Survey is part of a national academic research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The project is coordinated by the Institut für angewandte Statistik - ISTAT (KOAB-ISTAT). In all, approximately 60 universities take part in the project.
The results of the survey are useful for developing different areas of the University as well as for improving the programs we offer.
Graduates’ evaluations of study conditions and degree programs serve as an indicator of the quality of teaching and student experience, and thus contribute to quality management in teaching. Analyzing feedback enables a targeted development and expansion of offers for acquiring key skills and competencies.
Feedback regarding studies and careers provides a useful source of information for Academic Advising and the Career Service as well as new ideas for developing advising offers.
The results of the survey enable faculties to compare their ideas about how skills are taught in their programs and the career opportunities for their students with the actual experience of graduates.
The anonymized data and results will only be used for purposes of quality assurance for teaching and studying at Technische Universität Berlin.
The purpose of the Graduate Survey is to obtain valuable information about the career development of alumni in the years following graduation. The findings make it possible to assess how far our degree programs prepare students for the challenges they face in their professional lives. The following questions are of particular interest here: