gradSERU Research Symposium 2018

gradSERU Research Symposium 2018

October 4 - 5, 2018

Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover

With funding support from the Volkswagen Foundation, the first 
gradSERU Symposium will be held on 
October 4-5, 2018 in Hannover, Germany. The Symposiumwill provide a forum to analyze responses from the new SERU Graduate Student Experience Survey (gradSERU), to discuss further development of the survey instrument, and the challenges faced by top research universities to improve the graduate experience and to be competitive for talent globally. 
In 2018, at least nine universities will have participated in gradSERU, including the University of Toronto, University of Minnesota, Michigan State, University of Pittsburgh, University of Delaware, Bremen University, GöttingenUniversity, Lund University, and Utrecht University.
We invite representatives from campuses that have or plan to administer the new gradSERU Survey, along with representatives from prospective SERU campuses that are interested in administering gradSERU. This an invitation-only event. Please contact Irina Shcheglova at if you are interested in participating.
Access the following link to see our new SERU-I booklet that briefly describes the SERU Consortium and our member institutions - all top tier research universities. 

Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover
Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover
The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium is an academic and policy research collaboration based at Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California – Berkeley (CSHE) working in partnership with the University of Minnesota, the International Graduate Insight Group Ltd (i-graduate), the Higher School of Economics – Moscow, and member universities.

The SERU Consortium is a group of leading research-intensive universities, policy researchers, and scholars, who collaborate in the following activities:

  • The generation of institutional, comparative, and longitudinal data on the student experience in research universities, including administration of on-line census SERU Undergraduate and Graduate Surveys.

  • Sharing of best practices and SERU data among member universities under agreed protocols. 

  • Promoting and supporting the systematic use by Consortium members of data and analysis as tools for policy and scholarly relevant research and institutional self-improvement. 

  • Development of research collaborations and studies related to the student experience. 

  • Providing a global network of peer universities with similar challenges as goals.