Review and outlook

Since 2008, the Center for Educational Development and Technology (HDA) has been carrying out an annual graduate survey. The former students of the TU Darmstadt evaluate their studies retrospectively and provide information about their further careers. This data is a central component for the quality development of study and teaching. Additionally, it is an important source of information for prospective and current students.

Although [the studies] were very strenuous and time-consuming, the effort was worth it. You learned how to deal with seemingly unsolvable problems.

Alumni M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

The Graduate Survey at a glance

Each winter semester, the alumni of a graduation year are invited to take part in the survey. All graduates with a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, teaching degree and doctorate are surveyed.

The Graduate Survey is commissioned by Prof. Dr. Heribert Warzecha, Vice President, Academic Affairs and Diversity. It is carried out by the HDA as part of the nationwide Graduate Survey Cooperation Project (KOAB) and is coordinated by the Institute for Applied Statistics (ISTAT).

From the winter semester 2022/23, the TU Darmstadt Graduate Survey is integrated into the Hesse-wide Graduate Survey commissioned by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts. The implementation takes place within the KOAB framework.