AlmaLaurea is a Interuniversity Consortium established in 1994 and currently counts 80 Universities as members and represents about 90% of Italian graduates.

The Consortium is supported and funded by the Universities that are part of it, by funds from the Ministry of University and Research (MUR), by the companies and the bodies that use the services offered. From 2015 AlmaLaurea is member of SISTAN, the National Statistics System (President of the Council of Ministers of November 9, 2015).


  • surveys the Profile and the Employment status of the graduates annually after 1, 3 and 5 years, returning to the member Universities, to the MUR and to the National Agency of Evaluation of the University System (ANVUR) reliable documents and data bases to simplify the decision processes and the planning of the student training, orientation and services activities;
  • since 2015, it has been carrying out the annual Survey on the Profile of PhDs and the Survey on the Employment Condition of PhDs 1 year after graduation. These surveys return a photograph of the characteristics of PhDs, the evaluation of the study path completed, the characteristics of the job found, including profession and salary, and the use in work of the skills acquired at university;
  • monitors the students’ learning paths and analyses the graduates’ features and performance at the university and in the job market, making it possible to compare different university courses and venues (universities);
  • collects and makes available online the resumes of the graduates to facilitate the meeting between supply and demand of qualified jobs;
  • evaluates the needs and professional profiles required by public and private, Italian and foreign companies and carries out staff selection and search via AlmaLaurea Srl;
  • internationalises its services, skills and research activities in a global perspective, cooperating with other European Countries in line with the Lisbon Strategy, and also non-European countries, focussing on the Mediterranean basin countries and most recently on Asian country, especially China.

The University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia participation in the Consortium and the activation of the related surveys on the profile and employment status of the School's students, has allowed to enhance the career monitoring tools.