In 2006 ICMPD was commissioned by the Dutch Advisory Committee on Alien Affairs (ACVZ, an official independent committee embedded in the Aliens Act 2000) to carry out a comparative study on the position of foreign graduates to help the ACVZ in its task to advice the Dutch government on ways to improve the labour market position of international graduates.
The study showed that many European countries have now introduced policies that provide settlement options to graduated foreign students and facilitate their integration into the labour market after a successful completion of studies.
Funded by: Dutch Advisory Committee on Alien Affairs (ACVZ)
Contact: Albert Kraler (ICMPD)
Michael Jandl, Brigitte Suter (2006): Comparative Study on Policies towards Foreign Graduates. Study on Admission and Retention Policies towards Foreign Students in Industrialised Countries. Vienna: ICMPD