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22/09/2014

The Erasmus Impact Study. Effects of mobility on the skills and employability of students and the internationalisation of higher education institutions

Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2014 - ISBN 978-92-79-38380-9 - doi: 10.2766/75468




Young people who study or train abroad not only gain knowledge in specific disciplines, but also strengthen key transversal skills which are highly valued by employers. A new study on the impact of the European Union's Erasmus student exchange programme shows that graduates with international experience fare much better on the job market. They are half as likely to experience long-term unemployment compared with those who have not studied or trained abroad and, five years after graduation, their unemployment rate is 23% lower. The study, compiled by independent experts, is the largest of its kind and received feedback from nearly 80 000 respondents including students and businesses.

author(s): CHE Consult, Brussels Education Services (BES), Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE), Compostela Group of Universities (CGU), Erasmus Student Network (ESN) – U. Brandenburg (team leader)
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