Every year, the University of Liège conducts a survey of its graduates. Introduced in 2010, this is the most advanced evaluation tool of its kind in French-speaking Belgium. In particular, it contributes to improving the quality of teaching and optimizing the services offered to alumni.


PostMaster surveys in a nutshell

As part of a comprehensive approach to teaching evaluation, a generalized graduate follow-up system has been implemented at the University of Liège since 2010.

This involves collecting data on alumni career paths, one and five years after graduating from a Master's program.

These data are then analyzed to measure the extent to which the University of Liège is fulfilling its educational mission and enhancing the value of its diplomas on the job market. For the 1-year post-master's survey, the questions asked mainly concern the rate of professional integration, the characteristics of initial career orientations, levels of satisfaction with the training received at ULiège and continuing education needs; for the 5-year post-master's survey, it is focused on the evolution of the professional career.

What's the point ?

These surveys are used both externally and internally.

As a public university, transparency is an essential value for the University of Liège, which regularly publishes the results of the PostMaster survey. This approach is in line with the University's civic mission to report to the community on its activities. By sharing its results, which are also very positive, the University de Liège intends to make an active contribution to the general interest.

Internally, these surveys are part of a quality process implemented at ULiège. The questions address a number of themes that enable the institution to evaluate and evolve, for example :

  • the insertion rate provides information on the employability of graduates and trends in the job market ;
  • the results of training evaluation are incorporated into program development ;
  • the expression of continuing training needs are taken into account when setting up new programs.

Who are the main beneficiaries ?

The university community

The data gathered through this survey will be used to help improve our programs.

Future students

Career opportunities are one of the factors that young people take into account when choosing a course of study. The results of these surveys help to enrich the information available on studies, as well as the guidance process for young people.


Students develop their career plans throughout their studies. University courses lead to a wide range of careers, and each student has to make his or her own choices (bachelor's degree, master's degree, major, option, etc.) and experiences. Sharing the experience of our alumni is an important part of this process.


Surveys not only enable us to optimize our job-seeking services, they also provide food for thought about lifelong learning. In this way, the concrete needs expressed through this survey can lead to the implementation of new programs.

A few figures

The results presented below are taken from these surveys and give a synthetic overview of the professional integration of our graduates from a global point of view (all Faculties combined):

Infographic postmaster surveys December 2023:



nformation useful for reading these results:

The results of the 1-year PostMaster's survey include responses from the 2020 and 2021 cohorts. The overall response rate is 29%.
The results of the 5-year PostMaster's survey concern the classes of 2016 and 2017, with an overall response rate of 19%.


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updated on 4/22/24