AlmaLaurea: supporting graduates, universities and businesses
AlmaLaurea is a Interuniversity Consortium established in 1994 and currently counts 76 Universities as members (with the process of membership currently in the decision stage for 3 other ones) and represents about 90% of Italian graduates.
The Consortium is supported and funded by the Universities that are part of it, by funds from the Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), by the companies and the bodies that use the services offered.
From 2015 AlmaLaurea is member of SISTAN, the National Statistics System (President of the Council of Ministers of November 9, 2015).
- surveys the Profile and the Employment status of the graduates annually after 1, 3 and 5 years, returning to the member Universities, to the MIUR and to the National Agency of Evaluation of the University System (ANVUR) reliable documents and data bases to simplify the decision processes and the planning of the student training, orientation and services activities;
- monitors the students’ learning paths and analyses the graduates’ features and performance at the university and in the job market, making it possible to compare different university courses and venues (universities);
- collects and makes available online the resumes of the graduates (presently about 2,540,000) to facilitate the meeting between supply and demand of qualified jobs;
- evaluates the needs and professional profiles required by public and private, Italian and foreign companies and carries out staff selection and search via AlmaLaurea Srl, a subsidiary of the AlmaLaurea consortium, authorised by the Ministry of Labour to carry out staff research and selection (registered in the Register of Employment Agencies, Section IV – permanent authorisation No. 0001543 of 21/01/2008) and to the brokerage activities (registered in the Register of Employment Agencies, Section III – permanent authorisation, Official Registration No. 0010720 of 15/07/2016) ;
- internationalises its services, skills and research activities in a global perspective, cooperating with other European Countries in line with the Lisbon Strategy, and also non-European countries , focussing on the Mediterranean basin countries and most recently on Asian country, especially China.
The experience of AlmaLaurea led to the creation of AlmaDiploma that aims at bridging and connecting secondary schools, universities and the job market and AlmaOrièntati, an orientation path for secondary school students about to graduate who need help in choosing their university course.