The consulting company Universum surveys students worldwide every year concerning their perception of their universities and their career expectations. In the current survey, the students of St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences associated their university in an above average frequency with positive attributes in terms of image, reputation and career opportunities.
Modern facility and innovative university
Eighty-five percent of the surveyed students see St. Pölten UAS as a modern facility and an innovative university. Among all students surveyed for the Talent Survey 2017 at Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences, on average only 50 percent associated this attribute with their university.
St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences also performed well with regard to students associating their university with image and reputation. Seventy-two percent of the St. Pölten UAS respondents attested to good rankings in their own subject area (Austria-wide 49%), and 54% of the students see alumni of St. Pölten UAS as successful (Austria-wide 28 percent). In terms of culture and student life, the students call St. Pölten UAS a friendly and open environment (84 percent to 66 percent), a secure campus environment (67 percent to 55 percent) and a creative and dynamic atmosphere (62 percent to 40 percent).
Good career opportunities
Also in the area of "job marketability and career opportunities", students rated St. Pölten UAS as very good. Sixty-three percent of students questioned at St. Pölten UAS see their own university as a good reference for further education and/or careers (Austria-wide 61percent), and 62 percent see a high employment rate for graduates (in comparison to 46 percent Austria-wide).
Sixty-two percent of the surveyed students at St. Pölten UAS see, as a result of their training, transferable and practical skills that employers are looking for (Austria-wide 38 percent).
In the category "educational offer", identified as relevant strengths were: the practical applications in the curriculum (68 percent to 37 percent) as well as high-quality and diversified courses (62 percent to 52 percent).
Universe Talent Survey 2017
More than 11,000 students at over 30 Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences participated in the Universum Talent Survey 2017. Its results are part of the world's largest career test of this type, with over 1,000,000 students & young professionals surveyed annually.