Master's degree monitoring
The Aarresaari network actively monitors the employment of academic graduates. The first shared career monitoring survey was conducted in 2005. The data collected in career monitoring surveys is primarily utilised in quality assurance, teaching development and student counselling by the universities.
Presentation of results from 2017
For a more detailed look into the questions, please see the survey form 2017.
Master's degree career monitoring process
The target group for career monitoring are individuals who graduated with Master's or Bachelor's degrees five years earlier. The target group is collectively called Master's degrees.
The nationwide Master's degree career monitoring survey jointly conducted by the universities seeks information about the quality and appropriateness of the employment of individuals with academic qualifications, the development of their careers and satisfaction with the degree completed. Information is gathered mainly using a uniform survey form and process. This enables the nationwide collation and comparison of the data. The survey provides up-to-date information for universities' quality assurance and steering as well as for research purposes.
Processing of data:
The survey implementation complies with the Personal Data Act (Henkilötietolaki 523/1999). The answers are processed with utmost confidentiality and the results are reported statistically so that answers by individual respondents cannot be identified. The names of the survey recipients are processed only during posting and already at the first saving stage the answers are linked to background information (e.g. field of education) received from the student register with a code number. The materials will be rendered anonymous before they are disclosed for research purposes. All data is stored electronically in an anonymous form in the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD).
Universities Finland (UNIFI) has established common ethical principles for the university feedback surveys conducted in Spring 2019 (The Finnish Bachelor´s Graduate Survey and Career Monitoring Survey for Graduates). The principles set out the framework for executing the surveys and are intended to focus on the practice of contacting the students and graduates.
The latest results