Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the following FAQ to know more about UNI-SET and the Employers survey.

Contents

What is the purpose of the UNI-SET Employers Survey?

Why should your organisation or company participate?

Can I save my answers and return later?

How long will it take to complete the survey?

Can I use other tools to submit the survey?

What are the different parts of the survey?

Which classification schemes are used in the survey?

What will we do with the received data? (Confidentiality and Disclosure Policy)

Who should I contact with questions about the survey and the tool?

Is the survey available in other languages?

 

What is the purpose of the UNI-SET Employers Survey?

UNI-SET (UNIversities in the SET-Plan) is a project aiming to strengthen the university involvement in, and contribution to, European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). It is a three-year FP7 Coordination and Support Action that started in September 2014. UNI-SET is coordinated by EUA and implemented jointly with KU Leuven, representing the universities in KIC InnoEnergy

UNI-SET aims at identifying opportunities for universities to engage in new research projects tackling energy-related challenges, and also to foster the creation of new Master and Doctorate programmes according to the evolution of knowledge and technologies for better employability of university graduates. It seeks to contribute to the implementation of the SET-Plan by identifying European universities’ research, education and training capacities in the energy field (UNI-SET Universities Survey). It also seeks to contribute by bringing in the voice of employers indicating the skills needed in the long term (through this survey).

The UNI-SET Employers Survey will address employers in the energy sector, and is a first step in identifying the skills and professional profiles of graduates needed in the energy field. The survey covers both technical and non-technical skills required from the current and future professionals.

The survey is coordinated by KU Leuven and was designed in cooperation with the five universities of the Third Party Consortium (KIC InnoEnergy).

In parallel to the implementation of the UNI-SET Employers Survey, KU Leuven and the universities in the Third Party Consortium will each organise a workshop to discuss the needs of the energy sector in a series of live events with representatives from industry and academia.

Why should your organisation or company participate?

Participation in the ‘UNI-SET Employers Survey’ is an opportunity for organisations dealing with energy challenges in Europe to:

  • Get involved in defining the future professional profiles required to meet the 2030 goals of the SET-Plan;
  • Contribute to improve the Master and Doctorate educational programmes to better meet the future profile requirements of the European energy labour market;
  • Stimulate cross-national Master, Doctorate and Research programmes, and to foster multidisciplinary profiles;
  • Identify required trainings for current staff to meet the future challenges in the energy sector;
  • Foster the integration of education, research and business/innovation activities.

Can I save my answers and return later?

Your answers will be saved automatically once data is entered in one of the answer fields. You can - at any time - log off and log in again by using your log-in credentials (email and password).

How long will it take to complete the survey?

The length of the survey and the time needed to complete the questionnaire is estimated at about 30 minutes.

Can I use other tools to submit the survey?

Besides this online tool, you can also opt to fill in a paper version. After completing the survey, you can send a scan to uni-set@kic-innoenergy.com.
If you wish to be contacted by phone to fill in the survey (+/- 15-30 minutes), you can contact us at uni-set@kic-innoenergy.com, and we will send your request to our contact persons.

The paper version of the Employers Survey can be downloaded here (pdf).

What are the different parts of the survey?

The questionnaire is structured in different parts. First, please provide general information about your organisation and/or your organisation’s department/unit working on energy-related topics, including current staff profiles. Part 3 collects information of the thematic SET-Plan activities your organization is active in.

Part 4 & 5 focus on identifying the skills (technical and non-technical) and professional profiles of graduates needed in the energy field, which is the main purpose of this employers survey.

Which classification schemes are used in the survey?

Three different classification schemes are used throughout the survey. These are the ISCED Fields of Education and Training 2013 (ISCED-F 2013), the UNESCO Standard Nomenclature for Fields of Science and Technology and a classification based on the SET-Plan Integrated Roadmap, covering different key areas of energy research and education.

What will we do with the received data? (Confidentiality and Disclosure Policy)

The results of this survey will be anonymously processed, in an aggregated manner, without any specific reference to the individuals or organizations involved in the survey. This information will not be used for market research goals. Any contact details will be used to send the summary of results and updates on the project.

Is the survey available in other languages?

The web-based questionnaire itself is only available in English. A translation of the questionnaire to Polish language is available for download, as well as supporting tables for multiple-choice questions.

Who should I contact with questions about the survey and the tool?

If you have any questions or if you experience any technical difficulties while using the online tool, please contact us at uni-set@kic-innoenergy.com.

We suggest using Chrome or Firefox as a browser to fill in the survey.

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