The International Student Barometer (ISB) and the national student barometer (SB) is an online survey conducted by the independent research company, International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate). The survey is conducted annually in the autumn and the results are made available to participating institutions during the spring.
This year 12 Swedish universities have taken this survey out of 196 institution in 17 countries.
Why do we conduct the survey?
One of the focus areas of Jönköping University’s strategies is to increase the attractiveness among students. The ISBSB tracks and compares the decision-making, expectations, perceptions and intentions of our students and is a tool in Jönköping University’s work for increased quality and student satisfaction. Other tools include course evaluations, UKÄ's quality assessment and external ratings.
By conducting the survey regularly, each year, we can follow and follow up the results and use it as a tool to drive quality work in the right direction to improve the study experience for our students.
How did we do this year?
The response rates for Jönköping University were 38 percent, which is slightly lower than recent years. 2,978 students have filed the survey.
The top 3 selection criteria for international students are specific course title, personal safety and institution reputation, while earning potential is on the forth place for International student but the most important for national students.
Jönköping University scores high in several areas. One of our strengths are employability; both careers advice from our career center and from staff. However, as previous years we need to improve and communicate better our assessment, marking criteria and feedback to our students.