Harald Schomburg

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34130 Kassel


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The Conferences

Studies on graduate employment and work, often called “tracer studies”, have spread worldwide in recent years in order to collect in-depth information on the relationships between study at vocational and higher education institutions and the professional situ- ation of graduates. More and more schools, colleges and universities are engaged in collecting systematically information about the employment situation, work assignments and career paths of their former students. They tend to get relevant information to improve the study conditions and provisions. Many different approaches of institutional tracer studies developed during the last years, while in many countries well established national tracer studies continues to be conducted regularly. Tracer studies are more and more confronted with large and very different expectations.  In many countries they play a prominent role in the accreditation process of study programmes or institutions. The conduction of tracer studies is mandatory in more and more countries, but the resources to conduct such studies with a high quality are mostly very limited. Institution- al tracer studies need to develop efficient data collection methods, which are different from those of the well established research institutes.

With the conferences an account of the approaches and the findings of tracer studies should help both understand the potentials of these studies and analyse the worldwide state of knowledge how education can contribute more successfully to the subsequent career of graduates.

The international conference EXLIMA aims at serving the exchange of information on tracer studies both methodologically and content-wise:

  • to deepen the understanding of the links between curricula, learning, competences and graduate employment and work,
  • to discuss the use and misuse of tracer studies for quality assessment, accountability and ranking,
  • to discuss how tracer studies have to be designed and implemented in order to elicit the most valuable results,
  • to bring researchers from VET/TVET and HE together,
  • to contribute to the development of international standards of tracer studies (objectives/questions and methodology).

The first three international tracer study conferences were held in Bali 2012, 2015 and 2018 with more than 300 participants from Africa, America, Asia and Europe.

Images from the EXLIMA conference 2015

Download A1_INDOTRACE Ahmad_Syafiq.pdf

Download A2_Indotrace_Schomburg_quality.pdf

Download B1_Indotrace_Duta Wacana Christian University.pdf

Download B2_Indotrace_Muria Kudus University.pdf

Download B3_Indotrace_Muhammadiyah University of Palembang.pdf

Download B4_Indotrace_Cenderawasih University.pdf

Download C1_1_Indotrace_Jember University.pdf

Download C1_2_Indotrace_Widyamandala Catholic University.pdf

Download C1_3_Indotrace_Muhammadiyah University of Kendari.pdf

Download C2_1_Indotrace_Airlangga University.pdf

Download C2_2_Indotrace_Dian Nuswantoro University.pdf

Download C2_3_Indotrace_Islam University of Malang.pdf

Download C3_1_Indotrace_Budi Luhur University.pdf

Download C3_2_Indotrace_University of Surabaya.pdf

Download C3_3_Indotrace_Mercu Buana University.pdf

Download D1_1_Indotrace_University of Merdeka Malang.pdf

Download D1_2_Indotrace_Muhammadiyah University of Ponorogo.pdf

Download D1_3_Indotrace_University of Prof.DR. Hazairin,SH Bengkulu.pdf

Download D2_1_Indotrace_Nasional University.pdf

Download D2_2_Indotrace_State University of Malang.pdf

Download D2_3_Indotrace_Nusa Cendana University.pdf

Download D3_1_Indotrace_Pakuan University.pdf

Download D3_2_Indotrace_Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta.pdf

Download D3_3_Indotrace_Sari Mutiara Indonesia University.pdf

Download E1_1_Indotrace_Sebelas Maret University.pdf

Download E1_2_Indotrace_Sriwijaya University.pdf

Download E1_3_Indotrace_Gadjah Mada University.pdf

Download E1_4_Indotrace_Syiah Kuala University.pdf

Download E2_1_Indotrace_Tanjungpura University.pdf

Download E2_2_Indotrace_Telkom University.pdf

Download E2_3_Indotrace_National Institute of Technology.pdf

Download E2_4_Indotrace_State Polytechnic of Jakarta.pdf

Download E3_1_Indotrace_STT PLN.pdf

Download E3_2_Indotrace_STKIP PGRI.pdf

Download E3_3_Indotrace_Widyatama University.pdf

Download E3_4_Indotrace_Itenas.pdf

Download F1_Indotrace_STIKes Muhammadiyah Palembang.pdf

Download F2_Indotrace_Quality Assurance Unit Bandung Tourism Institute.pdf

INDOTRACE programme