AlmaLaurea Report 2020: growing number of international graduates at Sapienza University
The 21° edition of the AlmaLaurea Report, presented on June 11, focuses on graduates, PhDs and Masters graduates' profile and employment status.
The event, promoted by the "Consorzio interuniversitario AlmaLaurea", takes place in different university locations every year. This year, due to the current Coronavirus medical emergency, the event was livestreamed from the Ministry of University and Research.
Speakers were Gaetano Manfredi (Italian Minister of University and Research), Ivano Dionigi (President of AlmaLaurea), Marina Timoteo (Director of AlmaLaurea). Remo Morzenti Pellegrini, rector of the University of Bergamo, where the annual appointment was to be held on June 4, took part remotely.
The Report profiles graduates as regards citizenship, origin, educational background, success in studies, experiences abroad, degree of satisfaction and employment status. The surveys involved 76 universities belonging to the AlmaLaurea Consortium.
A few data about Sapienza:
18,973 graduates were interviewed in 2019
10,216 were bachelors
6,223 masters degrees
2,419 single cycle;
remaining interviewees are graduates in other pre-reform courses.
Particularly flattering is data about international graduates, fast-growing compared to last year: 6.8% altogether compared to the previous 5.8%: 5.7% undergraduates and 9.7% postgraduates. 24.5% of graduates come from another region. 83.5% of graduates own a high school diploma, whereas 11.5% have a technical diploma.
University experience of students is also well ranked: 84.6% built a satisfactory relationship with the academic staff (compared to 83.3% of the previous edition), 82.1% (79.8%) believe the study load is balanced, 61.1% (57.8%) consider classrooms adequate. Overall, the study experience at Sapienza improved from 87.3% last year to 88.5% this year. 71.2% would enrol again at Sapienza against 69.9% last year.
Data concerning Sapienza are consistent with national figures related to employment, salary, the effectiveness of the degree.
AlmaLaurea is an inter-university consortium founded in 1994 which represents 76 universities and about 90% of graduates who leave the Italian university system every year. The Consortium is supported by the member Universities, including Sapienza, the contribution of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), and companies and bodies using its services. AlmaLaurea is recognised as a research institution, and its statistics office has been a member of Sistan, the National Statistical System, since 2015.