Presentation of the publication “Labor market insertion study of galician university system master’s graduates 2011-2012”

ON THURSDAY, 14th December at 11:00 hours in the ACSUG will be presented the ACSUG´s publication: “LABOR MARKET INSERTION STUDY OF GALICIAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM MASTER’S GRADUATES 2011-2012”. This presentation will be made by Secretario Xeral de Universidades, president of the ACSUG board of Directors and ACSUG Director.

In 2013, the ACSUG (Agency for Quality Assurance in the Galician University System) initiated a new project to analyze the employment situation of graduates who had earned official master's degrees within the Galician University System (SUG). To continue forward with this project, the ACSUG is publishing its third report. The current structure of university studies, organized as undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees after adaptation to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), is creating a need to understand the academic and employment situations faced by graduates who have earned an official university master's degree, and such studies can also complement the information currently existing in relation to undergraduate degrees.

In this third publication, we will analyze the results of the third survey, which was given in June and July 2015 to SUG graduates who had earned official master's degrees. The objectives of this study are analogous to those of the initial project: to provide information on SUG graduates who have earned official master's degrees, while focusing on two main themes: analysis of the evaluations given by the graduates to the organizational aspects and presentation of their master's degree programs, as well as their primary motivation for pursuing a master's degree; and analysis of their experience in the workplace, both before and after completing their master's degree. Finally, the report adds a comparative analysis of the results obtained for the graduates from the 2011-2012, 2010-2011 and 2009-2010 academic years.