Research leader:

Meng, C

Research team: Christoph Meng (ROA), Katarina Wessling (ROA), Kai Mühleck (DZHW), Stefanie Oelker (DZHW), Gregor Fabian (DZHW), Johann Carstensen (DZHW), Martin Unger (IHS), Angelika Grabher (IHS), Sigrid Maurer (IHS), Hans Rutjes (DESAN), Jannes Hartkamp (DESAN), Bob van Steijnen (DESAN), Steve Dept (cApStAn), Roberta Lizzi (cApStAn), Shinoh Lee (cApStAn), Elica Krajčeva (cApStAn), Emel Ince (cApStAn), Danina Lupsa (cApStAn), Stefan Zins (gesis)

Funded by: European Commission for Higher Education, Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Duration: 2017-2019

The Eurograduate Pilot Survey was launched with the intention to promote European graduate research. As the preceding feasibility study confirmed in 2016, there is a strong demand for a EU-wide graduate study. Aiming at high quality data and high comparability across the participating European countries, the project’s consortium set up the idea of a pilot survey to prepare and test-run a full roll-out in the future.

More specifically the project has the following objectives

  • Develop tools and processes for a centralised collection and handling of data,
  • Assess the feasibility of, and identify methods for, sampling and contacting graduate populations in Erasmus+ countries,
  • Consult experts and relevant authorities on the content of survey questionnaires, sampling and contacting approaches and coordination with existing national-level graduate surveys,
  • Test-run the data collection tools in a minimum of six European countries,
  • Assess the willingness of Erasmus+ countries to take part in a full roll-out of a European graduate survey,
  • Develop recommendations and proposals for the implementation of a full roll-out of a European graduate survey.

For more information see the EUROGRADUATE website:



Primary data collection in 8 Pilot Countries

Participating institutes

Core consortium: ROA, DZHW, IHS, DESAN: cApStAn, gesis

National partners

  • Austria, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS):
    Martin Unger, Angelika Grabher, Sigrid Maurer, Robert Jühlke
  • Croatia, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb & Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE):
    Ivan Rimac, Igor Drvodelić , Teo Matković, Jelena Ogresta
  • Czech Republic, Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES):
    Martin Zelenka, Jan Sedláček,
  • Germany, German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW):
    Kai Mühleck, Stefanie Oelker, Gregor Fabian, Johann Carstensen
  • Greece, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (UPSPS):
    Maria Karamessini, Maria Symeonaki, Eleni Prokou, Dimitris Parsanoglou, Anastasia Charalampi, Glykeria Stamatopoulou, Antonis Pyrgos
  • Lithuania, Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA):
    Jogilė Miežienė, Martynas Kriaučiūnas
  • Malta, National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE):
    Victoria B. Galea, Christine Scholz Fenech
  • Norway, Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU):
    Kjersti Nesje, Liv Anne Støren

Earlier European studies

Hegesco – Higher Education as a Generator of Strategic Competences

REFLEX – International survey higher education graduates
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