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Graduate tracking: prospects and applications

logo esf enThe aim of the conference is to discuss how to develop graduate tracking (GT) system. The conference will cover GT methods and possibilities of using the results of GT in various areas of European HE. In particular: institutional or national quality assurance, benchmarking performance, administrative and statistical purposes, providing information for current and prospective students and counselling, allocation of resources to higher education institutions, supporting policy planning and the design of the HE policy.

In this conference we are delighted to receive speakers from such organisations as World Bank, UNESCO and various other international and national graduate tracking research agencies and institutions.

Sharing experiences of implementation of GT and its results will provide a feedback in a cycle of policy implementation and will enable use of GT results for further management of HE. It will also provide a platform for networking for representatives of various institutions, opening ways to further communication.

Conference is dedicated to graduate tracking researchers and institutions, decision makers (those working in HE policy planning institutions), employers and all those interested in how and where graduate tracer studies can be applied.

The conference will be held on 1 October, 2015 in the conference hall of hotel "Corwne Plaza Vilnius" (M.K.Čiurlionio 84, Vilnius), Lithuania.



Moderator: Aurimas Perednis
9.00 – 9.30 Registration / Coffee
9.30  – 9.50 Welcome speeches:
  • Vice-minister of Education and Science, Lithuania dr. Rolandas Zuoza
  • Government of the Republic of Lithuania, vice-chancellor dr. Rimantas Vaitkus

Graduate tracking: who gets what?

  • MOSTA director Jurgita Petrauskienė
Session I

Why tracing graduates? A view from the World Bank ppt

  • Keynote – Senior Education Specialist, World Bank, dr. Nina Arnhold

EUROGRADUATE results and prospects ppt

  • Representative of EUROGRADUATE – dr. Dominic Orr

How does graduate tracking enhance the student experience? pdf

  • Senior advisor, European University Association and ‚Hanne Smidt Consulting‘ Hanne Smidt (Sweden)
11.10 – 11.30 Coffee Break
Session II
11.30– 13.30

Graduate tracking in Norway pdf

  • Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation (NIFU) director dr. Sveinung Skule (Norway)

Graduate tracking in Finland pdf

  • Åbo Akademi University Co-ordinator of  Career  Services,"Kandipalaute" researcher Matias Erlund (Finland)

Graduate tracking and issues it contributes to ppt

  • EUA researcher, research fellow at University of Warwick dr. Charoula Tzanakou (Greece,UK)

Graduate tracking: a tool for transparency and improvement ppt

  • Visiting Professor at UCL-Institute of Education, University College London Jose-Gines Mora (Spain)
13.30-14.30 Lunch/ networking
Session III

University Graduate Tracking: The Italian Experience pdf

  • Professor of Sociology at Bologna University, representative of „AlmaLaurea“ Giancarlo Gasperoni (Italy) 

GRADUATE TRACER STUDIES: Understanding the Transition from Higher Education to Graduate Work ppt

  • Professor at University of Valencia Luis E. Vila (Spain)

The future of graduate tracking ppt

  • Senior policy analyst at UNESCO dr. Dominic Orr

Discussion on GT  and application of GT results in Europe  and  Lithuania

  • Vice-minister of Education and Science, Lithuania Rolandas Zuoza
  • Senior Education Specialist, World Bank, dr. Nina Arnhold
  • Senior policy analyst at UNESCO dr. Dominic Orr
  • Director of the Economic Development Department of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania, Osvaldas Šmitas
  • Vice-Minister of Social Security and Labour Gintaras Klimavičius
  • Director of Economics and Finances of Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists LPK Sigitas Besagirskas
  • Rector of Vilnius University prof. Artūras Žukauskas;
  • President of the Rectors Conference of Lithuanian University Colleges prof. Viktoras Senčila

For further questions please contact Eglė Ozolinčiūtė This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.