Tracking of Students (STUDMON)

Team: Bianca Thaler, Nora Haag, Nina Schubert, David Binder, Martin Unger, Patrick Mathä
Duration: 2018–2021
Participating Universities: University of Graz (commissioner), University of Vienna, Vienna University of Economics and Business, University of Linz, University of Salzburg, Medical University of Graz, Graz University of Technology, Mozarteum University Salzburg, University of Art and Design Linz, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, University of Klagenfurt, Medical University of Vienna, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Funding: Structural funds for higher education of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

In close co-operation with the 13 participating universities, the Higher Education Research Group will analyse different administrative data sources (regarding students, graduates, exams and labour market) to develop a framework for the monitoring of students.  

The aim of this project is to develop analytical tools for the tracking of students and to supply stakeholders (e.g. university quality management, directorate of studies, teaching staff, current as well as prospective students and the public) with relevant information on the determinants of student success, individual changes of study programme and study pace. The analysis will include different statistical (personal) characteristics, e.g. gender, age at entry into higher education, entry qualification etc., as well as employment. For reasons of data protection, personal data shall be grouped in a manner to preclude the identification of individual cases.