EUROPEAN RESEARCH ON GENERIC AND SPECIFIC
COMPETENCES AND SKILLS RELEVANT TO THE ENTERPRISE SECTOR
 

Respondents from all Europe are invited to answer the questionnaires.

•  if you are an academic in higher education, please go to [questionnaires] to fill in on line, or [download doc file] to fill in and send it by email at marcela.luca@unitbv.ro

•  if you are an employer of graduates in an enterprise, please go to [questionnaires] to fill in on line, or [download doc file] to fill in and send it by email at marcela.luca@unitbv.ro

•  if you are a graduate working in en enterprise, please go to [questionnaires] to fill in on line, or [download doc file] to fill in and send it by email at marcela.luca@unitbv.ro

 
Filled questionnares till April 20, 2007
Country
Academic
Employer
Graduate
TOTAL
Online Attachment Total Online Attachment Total Online Attachment Total
Austria
-
-
-
-
1
1
6
4
10
11
Belgium
1
-
1
1
-
1
2
-
2
4
Bulgaria
4
-
4
5
-
5
3
-
3
12
Cyprus
2
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
Czech R.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Denmark
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Estonia
-
1
1
1
-
1
-
2
2
4
Finland
3
-
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
France
-
-
-
-
-
-
14
-
14
14
Germany
6
-
6
4
-
4
5
-
5
15
Greece
2
-
2
4
-
4
1
-
1
7
Holland
-
-
-
1
-
1
1
-
1
2
Hungary
3
-
3
2
-
2
3
-
3
8
Iceland
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Ireland
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Italy
1
-
1
1
-
1
3
-
3
5
Latvia
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Lithuania
5
-
5
11
-
11
-
-
-
16
Malta
-
1
1
-
-
-
-
3
3
4
Norway
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Poland
3
-
3
-
-
-
2
-
2
5
Portugal
10
1
11
2
-
2
2
-
2
15
Romania
7
-
7
4
-
4
20
-
20
31
Slovakia
5
-
5
1-
-
1
-
-
-
6
Slovenia
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Spain
-
10
10
-
10
10
-
6
6
26
Sweden
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Turkey
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
UK
1
-
1
3
-
3
5
-
5
9

 

The EUI-Net project is an European project that has in view the priorities of the European Policy Statement of the participating Universities and the Erasmus University Charter for the reinforcing of the strategic institutional approach and commitment to European co-operation.

One of the objectives of the project is to update and upgrade continuously the curricula and syllabi in professions relevant to the enterprises, in order to make them compatible with those of other European universities and to contribute to the European innovation process.

This updating and upgrading process has to lay on the requirements of the labour market and, in this respect, the contribution of the enterprises is vital in defining the needed competences and skills. Feedback on the competency profile of graduates, coming from employers and former graduates that already work in enterprises helps universities to tune their curricula to the dynamic reality of the industry. The perspective of academics is also taken into account in this process of research.

The TUNING network produced already inspiring competency profiles for topics such as: business, chemistry, educational sciences, geology, history, mathematics, and physics [1]. The present research aims to expand the TUNING methodology to the areas relevants for enterprises. The targeted respondents are the graduates (group G), the employers (group E), and the academics (group A), which are asked to answer three types of questionnaires each: one questionnaire on generic skills (GESKE), a second questionnaire on specific competencies relevant to the enterpise sector (SPECOE), and a third questionnaire on practical skills resulted from practical placement of students (PRASKE).

The present research is important also for restructuring the higher education in the frame of Bologna process, on two levels: first cycle and second cycle. Competences and skills may have different importance at the end of these two levels of higher education, and this difference must be reflected in the future curricula. Answers to the questionnaires will help academics to better tune the curricula with the real life requirements.

The research team is grateful for your contribution in this challenging attempt!

The three questionnaires that you are invited to complete could be included into the research database only if you answered all items.

It is really important to complete all the questionnaires as we can only enter your responses into the research database if you have answered all the questions. Respondents from all over Europe are invited to answer the questionnaires.

YOUR ANSWERS WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIALLY!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND EFFORT

 

[1] Gonzalez, J., Wagenaar, R. eds. (2003). Tuning Educational Structures in Europe . Final Report. Phase One. University of Deusto & University of Groningen.