Focus: The professional situation of graduates – in particular in Berlin as an employment location
Through their graduates, Berlin’s universities have a significant impact on the city as a location for employment. At the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW) for example, approximately 60% of those graduating from diploma programmes, and 73% of those completing undergraduate or masters’ degrees (student cohorts 2007 – 2010) entered the labour market in Berlin.
This was especially the case for STEM subjects. With Berlin-based companies particularly keen to acquire graduates in these areas, the number of these graduates remaining in the city is high especially, for instance, from electrical engineering (71%) telecommunications / communication technologies (100%), computer engineering (70%), and applied (82%) and business information systems (74% bachelor’s programme, 71% master’s programme).Source: Survey of Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin graduates by the HIS Institut für Hochschulforschung for the years 2007 – 2010