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Presentation on the self-assessment of employability report

Publication date: 13/09/2021

foto colectiva de los participantes

On Friday, 10th September, ANECA presented its report developed with 64 Spanish universities at its headquarters. The meeting shed light on the joint efforts to provide a reference guide that contributes to the improvement of the universities in terms of employability.

The words of welcome were given online by the director of ANECA, Mercedes Siles Molina, who thanked everyone for their assistance.
Following this, Manuel Castells, the Minister of Universities, highlighted the Agency's main achievements in recent months, stressing the promotion of equity, transparency, the streamlining of procedures, renewals and upgrades, collaborations and internationalisation.


Manuel Castells: “ANECA collaborates with the Ministry in the digitisation of the approvals and equivalence files”.

Manuel Castells


Then, the block of international interventions began with the online participation of Paulo Santiago and Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) with a presentation entitled: Labour Market Relevance and Outcomes of Higher Education: LMRO Partnership Initiative.
Marc Goffart from the European Commission spoke about the European Graduate Tracking Initiative (EGTI).
A series of interventions on the Framework for the self-assessment of universities in improving their actions in terms of employment and employability of their graduates succeeded the international speakers. Firstly, José María Nyssen, from ANECA, spoke about ‘The University's commitment to improving employability and employment’ and gave way to the following face-to-face presentations:

  • Rosa María Batista from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: The objectives of employability and adequate access to the labour market.
  • Rafael Peregrín, from the University of Granada: International benchmarks in terms of employability.
  • Emiliana Pizarro, from the University of Salamanca: The definition and achievement of the graduation profile.
  • Malak Kubessi, from the Polytechnic University of Valencia: Student orientation.
  • Sergi Martínez, from the University of Barcelona: University intermediation in employment.
  • Ana Sanjuán, from the Autonomous University of Madrid: Analysis, organisation and systematic integration of key actions.
  • Paolo Rungo, from the University of Coruña: Proposal for a self-assessment guide for universities.

José María Nyssen (ANECA) retook the floor, summarising the report stating the key actions of the universities in terms of improving employability and employment.
Then, José Ángel Domínguez Pérez, president of the ANECA Internationalisation Commission, spoke about ANECA's wide recognition of quality and the certification of employability and entrepreneurship, as an international measure of quality.
Mercedes Siles Molina and Guillermo Cisneros, rector of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, concluded the event with closing remarks on behalf of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE).
The day ended with a selection of appetisers and group photos of the participating speakers.