IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Student's Quality of Life and Employability Skills: SQALES a device and a tool for universities. Example of use in Luxembourg, Belgium and Romania - Student's Quality of Life and Employability Skills: SQALES un dispositif et un instrument au service des universités. Exemple d'utilisation au Luxembourg, en Belgique et en Roumanie


  • Marie-Emmanuelle Amara

    () (doctorante en cotutelle de thèse Université du Luxembourg et Université de Nancy 2 France, bénéficiant d’une Allocation de Formation à la Recherche financée par le Fonds National de la Recherche du Luxembourg)

  • Michèle Baumann

    () (Unité de Recherche INSIDE Sociologie, Université du Luxembourg)

  • Véronique Pelt

    () (Unité de Recherche INSIDE Sociologie, Université du Luxembourg)

  • Jean-François

    () (Institut des Sciences Humaines et Sociales, Université de Liège, Belgique)

  • Ion Ionescu

    () (Département Sociologie et Travail Social, Université Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iasi, Roumanie)


Underpinned by reforms initiated under the Bologna process, the European universities today have to develop student's skills and to prepare them for sustainable employment. In this article, we try to illustrate the changing roles of universities, highlighting the importance of the concept of competences. We present the first use of SQALES (process and tool) among students from three European universities (Luxembourg, Belgium, Romania) entering in their first year of social sciences study. Our results show that the evaluation of the employability skills is possible and can even be recommended as a guide to adjusting curricula and to implementing programmes of assistance tailored to identify student needs.

Suggested Citation

  • Marie-Emmanuelle Amara & Michèle Baumann & Véronique Pelt & Jean-François & Ion Ionescu, 2010. "Student's Quality of Life and Employability Skills: SQALES a device and a tool for universities. Example of use in Luxembourg, Belgium and Romania - Student's Quality of Life and Employability Skills:," Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 28, pages 97-114, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:28:y:2010:i::p:97-114

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Competences – Employability – Students – Europe;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:28:y:2010:i::p:97-114. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Morariu Irina). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.