Statistics in Action

By Nikos Karanikolas

Using statistics is an excellent way to assess universities’ connection with the labour market.

For instance, statistical indices can be used to investigate to what extent alumni have secured jobs after graduation, the salaries they earn and how much they consider their jobs related to their studies. Another interesting figure would reflect the number of graduates who have started their own company. All these figures could be compared to the demographic data of the investigated population, for example their age or gender.