Careers of University Graduates

Views and Experiences in Comparative Perspectives

  • Ulrich Teichler

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Brenda Johnston, Brenda Little
    Pages 15-40
  3. Jake Murdoch, Jean-Jacques Paul
    Pages 41-54
  4. Jim Allen, Rolf van der Velden
    Pages 55-78
  5. Trine Stavik, Clara Åse Arnesen
    Pages 79-94
  6. José García-Montalvo, José-Ginés Mora, Adela Garcia-Aracil
    Pages 95-114
  7. Paul Kellermann
    Pages 115-130
  8. Osmo Kivinen, Jouni Nurmi
    Pages 131-142
  9. Jake Murdoch, Jean-Jacques Paul
    Pages 143-158
  10. Gunhild Sagmeister
    Pages 159-178
  11. Roberto Moscati, Michele Rostan
    Pages 195-210
  12. Volker Jahr, Ulrich Teichler
    Pages 211-224
  13. Harald Schomburg
    Pages 247-264
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 277-278

About this book


Graduates from institutions of Higher Education do not only hope to get employed and be better paid. Study can also have an impact on employment and work in many respects: facilitating transition to employment, opening up opportunities for demanding, interesting and responsible professional assignments, increasing remuneration and job security, providing opportunities for continuing learning and leading the way to international mobility and visibly international assignments. The book provides a series of detailed analyses of graduate employment and work in comparative perspective. It draws from the survey of graduates from 11 European countries and Japan first published in H. Schomburg und U. Teichler "Higher Education and Graduate Employment and Work" (Dordrecht: Springer 2006). In this volume, scholars from twelve countries show how transition to employment, job assignments, employment assessments of the quality of employment and work vary by the graduates’ socio-biographic and educational background. It also focuses on experiences during the course of study and competences acquired, international experience, regional background and regions of employment. It demonstrates more substantial differences of the relationships between study and subsequent employment between various countries than previous debates and analyses have suggested.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Teichler
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre for Higher Education ResearchKasselGermany

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