Berlin’s trendence institute surveyed over 300,000 European graduates on their perceived career prospects Illustration: Christine Oliver for the Guardian
Or what to do with millions of extra graduates.
Europe isn’t alone in facing the problem of graduate unemployment. The BRIC countries are feeling it too.
The numbers are staggering. In India one in three graduates up to the age of 29 is unemployed, according to a Labour Ministry report released last November. Total unemployment in the country is officially closer to 12%.
In China this month a record 7.26 million will graduate from the country’s universities – more than seven times the number 15 years ago.
Unemployment among new Chines graduates six months after leaving university is officially around 15%.
The real unemployment rate could be closer to 30% – some 2.3 million unemployed from this year’s graduating cohort alone, according to Joseph Cheng, professor of political science at City University of Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, back home in Europe, graduates expect to submit an average of 60 applications before landing their first job. The average wait between graduation and employment is approaching six months. That’s the average.
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Giovanni Battista della Porta, Biblioteca dell’Accademia dei Lincei, Mss n° 12, c. 326 – Autograph
This sketch accompanies the first known description of a telescope. It is found in a letter from Giovanni Battista della Porta (c.1535-1615) dated 28th August, 1609 to Federico Cesi (1585-1630), in which he describes a telescope he examined in Naples in the summer of 1609.
The telescope was therefore invented by someone else, before 1609.
Here is della Porta’s description: ‘It is a tube made of silver-plated tin, having a length of a one palm ad, three fingers in diameter, with a convex eyepiece at the end a: there is another tube [c] in the same tube, 4 fingers long, which enters into the first, and has a concave [lens] at the top’.
“È un cannello di stagno di argento, lungo un palmo ad, grosso di tre diti di diametro, che ha nel capo a un occhiale convesso: vi è un altro canal [c] del medesimo, di 4 diti lungo, che entra nel primo, et ha un concavo nella cima”.
Rob Meloni (2013), Particle Theory
Online particle physics information and references therein.
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