Work programme 2015-2018
International peer learning seminar on Tracking Graduates' Career Paths
The international peer learning seminar on Tracking Graduates’ Career Paths was held in Warsaw on 3-4 September 2015. The event was organised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in the framework of the project Pursuing the Goals of the Bucharest Communique in Poland co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Sharing good practice in graduate tracking, with a special focus on arrangements at national level, and discussing challenges related to the implementation of schemes ensuring reliable and meaningful information on graduates’ career patterns are the main objectives of the seminar.
The seminar gathered 36 participants, including 23 international guests representing 15 European countries, fifteen European countries (apart from Poland), European Commission, European University Association and the Eurograduate project. Two external experts were involved in preparations of the seminar dr Mikołaj Jasiński from University of Warsaw and Monika Domańska from AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. Prof. Daria Lipińska-Nałęcz, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, gave the opening speech.
On the first day of the seminar Polish experts presented the details of the concept of the central system of tracking graduates’ career paths being in implemented in Poland, with special focus on methodological, organisational and legal issues. Experience of Polish Higher Education Institutions related to institutional tracking was also presented. Next sessions were dedicated to case studies from Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Austria and France. The last session on the first day was devoted to the discussion concerning possible European approach to graduate tracking.
On the second day participants explored the pros and cons of particular methods of graduate tracking. They shared their reflections on the ways stakeholders can make use of results of graduate tracking in order to improve the quality of programme provision and transparency of information on educational offers, as well as on organisational issues and legal conditions, especially as regards tracking based on administrative data.