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LiU graduates quickly gain a foothold on the job market

Graduates from the universities and colleges of Borås, Jönköping, Örebro and Linköping find gainful employment soon after completed studies, according to a recent report from the National Agency for Higher Education.

For a number of years, the Agency has conducted a follow-up survey to measure how well the nation's educational programs prepare students for professional life. The survey tallies the number of students who are established on the job market one to one and a half years after graduation.

A determining factor is the range of educational courses available at each school. Those institutions of higher learning that offer profiled education aimed at the health and educational sectors secure the highest rankings, since these graduates are quickest to get a professional foothold.

Another factor that benefits the new grads is proximity to either of the metropolitan regions Stockholm or Göteborg.

In this year's report, Södertörns högskola, a university college in Stockholm, was number one, followed by Stockholm University. Reports over the last four years record the success of four other schools with broad educational options: Linköping University, Örebro University and the university colleges at Borås and Jönköping.

"All these schools have a clearly defined intention to encourage and assist student transition from campus life to a paying job," comments Torbjörn Lindqvist at the National Agency for Higher Education. "Their efforts have paid off."


2008-01-22




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