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EMMIR graduates navigating and thriving amidst global challenges: 2023 C8 + C9 alumni survey results

Since its inception, EMMIR has been committed to tracking the progress and satisfaction of our alumni. Through regular surveys, the insights we have gathered have been positive, impressive, and exciting. The latest survey, focusing on the cohorts most impacted by the pandemic (Editions 8 and 9), reveals both the challenges faced and the remarkable resilience of those graduates.


68% response rate from Edition 8 and 9 students (38 respondents). EMMIR Erasmus Mundus programme alumni.

68% of these recent graduates took the time to share their experiences, offering a clear picture of pandemic-induced adversities. Unsurprisingly, 88% reported significant impacts on their personal well-being, while 91% felt their studies and graduation were highly affected. Despite these hurdles, the support from EMMIR was palpable, with 72% feeling well-backed by the programme's team and consortium.


88% reported their personal wellbeing was affected by COVID. 72% felt supported by EMMIR to high or very high degree. 92% reported that their academic experience was affected by the pandemic. EMMIR Erasmus Mundus programme success outcomes.

The resilience shines through in their post-graduation achievements. About 73% of respondents have secured regular employment, and 14% are furthering their academic pursuits.


73% of respondants have found a regular job, while 14% are pursuing further academic education. 13% are pursuing other career interests. EMMIR European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations

Impressively, 81% landed their roles within a mere nine months of graduation, leveraging the internet, social networks, and personal connections to navigate the job market. With 66% finding jobs through these channels, the importance of a strong network is undeniable.



The sectors welcoming EMMIR graduates are diverse, yet non-governmental organizations (NGOs) emerge as the leading employer, capturing 39% of the two cohorts.


The satisfaction levels speak volumes, with 84% expressing high contentment in their roles. Graduates credit EMMIR for a job well matched to their skills (86%), engaging and challenging tasks (89%), and the application of competencies learned during their studies (80%). Furthermore, the prospects for career advancement are viewed positively by the same proportion (80%).


89% find their work tasks interesting and challenging. 86% claim that EMMIR was appropriate for their professional position. 80% apply competencies aquired in EMMIR to their job. European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations.

The survey underscores the programme's effectiveness in equipping students with essential skills. The strong majority (over 90%) of Edition 8 and 9 alumni affirm that EMMIR honed their analytical thinking, adaptability to change, and team collaboration abilities. It's clear that the master's emphasis on questioning and integrating diverse perspectives is a key driver for personal and professional growth.


Each of the following statements came from more than 90% of the respondents: EMMIR prepared by teaching analytical thinking and by developing the ability to integrate knowledge as well as to adapt to changing conditions. Especially team skills were recognized: 91% stated that EMMIR trained them to work productively with others and was useful for the development of their personality, 94% said that the "willingness to question mine and others‘ ideas" came with it. The mandatory internship was considered helpful by 91%.

90% or higher agree that EMMIR honed their: analytical thinking, adaptability to change, and teamwork abilities.

4 of 5 students would again choose the same field of study (86%). Reflecting on their journey, an overwhelming majority would choose EMMIR again (83%), citing its comprehensive preparation for the job market and its role in developing relevant knowledge. 4 out of 5 think that EMMIR prepared them well or very well for their job (80%) and almost all (95%) confirm that EMMIR trained their ability to develop relevant knowledge.


86% would study the same field again. 83% would chose EMMIR again. Erasmus Mundus success outcomes for alumni.

This sentiment is echoed in their readiness to recommend EMMIR to prospective students, showcasing the master's lasting impact on their careers and personal development.


In summary, the 2023 EMMIR Alumni Survey not only reflects our students' resilience in the face of unprecedented global challenges but also attests to the success of the EMMIR programme in fostering highly skilled, adaptable, and satisfied graduates. As EMMIR continues to evolve, we are extremely proud of our growing network of alumni that stand as a testament to our enduring work in navigating the complex landscapes of migration and intercultural relations.

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