79 percent of MDH students get a job after completing their degree

MDH students are doing well in terms of competing for jobs

Dec 18, 2013 | Education

Earlier this week, the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) published a new report on people with academic degrees getting established on the labour market. Out of more than 37 000 persons who graduated during the academic year 2009/2010, 78.3 percent were established on the labour market in 2011. Mälardalen University (MDH) students are doing well in terms of competing for jobs. According to the report, 79 percent of MDH students had found employment one year after completing their degree.

To be considered established on the labour market, UKÄ requires a relatively high income and an absence of unemployment periods. Out of the MDh students who graduated in 2009/2010, 79 percent had found a job one year after completing their degree.

- It is satisfying to hear that MDH students are still doing well in terms of competing for jobs. MDH is always aiming for study programmes to be clearly connected to working life, something which is possible thanks to great cooperation between the university and society at large. I think this is the secret of success, says Vice-Chancellor Karin Röding.

Out of the MDH students who graduated in 2009, 81 percent had a job one year after completing their degree. Thus, the number has decreased slightly compared to a few years ago.

- One of the reasons for this decrease is that students who graduated in 2009/2010 entered an uncertain labour market which was impacted by the global financial crisis. The number of students who graduated then was also higher than before. In other words, more newly graduated students competed for the same jobs, says Matilda Bölling, Executive Officer at the MDH Division of Education and Research Administration.