The HBO Monitor is an annual survey of recent graduates of Dutch Universities of Applied Sciences (in Dutch: hogescholen), conducted since the early nineties. It provides a detailed overview of the situation encountered by graduates after leaving education and entering the labour market, and of postgraduate life in general. It also sheds light on the extent to which HBO institutions adequately prepare students for the labour market. The survey provides a wealth of information, for example on how graduates look back on various aspects of their study programme, how employable they are, which jobs they fulfil and which skills they possess and use in performing those jobs. For graduates of HBO Fine Arts institutions a specific Fine Arts Monitor (in Dutch: the Kunsten Monitor) has been developed.
The data for the HBO-Monitor survey 2020 have been collected. We would like to thank all the graduates who participated in this survey this year. Thanks to them, the labour market experiences of recent hbo graduates can be mapped out in detail for 2020. On Tuesday April 12th, the results will be published on our website.