Frequently Asked Questions

 

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

 

Contents

What is the purpose of the UNI-SET Survey?
Who is the UNI-SET survey coordinator of your university and what your university’s ‘Main Account’?
What is a ‘Sub Account’ and who can create them?
Can I save my answers and return later?
What are the different parts of the survey?
How long will it take to complete the survey ?
Can I download the questionnaire?
What does a fully completed questionnaire look like?
Which classification schemes are used in the survey?
What will EUA do with the received data? (Confidentiality and Disclosure Policy)
Who should I contact with questions about the survey and the tool?

 

What is the purpose of the UNI-SET Survey?

UNI -SET is a three-year FP7 project led by EUA in cooperation with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven ( KU Leuven ) representing the universities in the Knowledge and Innovation Community InnoEnergy ( KIC InnoEnergy ). UNI-SET aims to mobilise the research, innovation and educational capacities of European universities towards addressing the EU energy challenge. A first pivotal step towards building this mobilisation is this survey  to identify and gather key information on university research and education programmes at Master and Doctorate level in all areas of knowledge related to the field of energy . This includes programmes covering the entire spectrum of academic fields, from the ‘hard’ sciences to social sciences, arts and humanities , whose graduates and researchers can help moving towards a low-carbon society  based on the skills and competences acquired through their studies, research and other university activities.

The results of the survey will be used to develop free online, interactive, thematic maps providing an overview of the European university landscape in the energy field. The analysis of data will also provide the knowledge to identify multidisciplinary educational and research gaps and opportunities. We plan to do so in a joint effort with our university members, structuring the information according to the areas identified in the SET-Plan Integrated Roadmap and internationally agreed classifications on education and training ( ISCED Fields of Education and Training, ISCED-F 2013 ) and research ( UNESCO Standard Nomenclature for Fields of Science and Technology ).

 

Who is the UNI-SET survey coordinator of your university and what is your university’s ‘Main Account’?

The Coordinator of the UNI-SET Survey is the person appointed by the Rector of your university as responsible for the coordination and submission of your university’s response to the UNI-SET Universities Survey. The coordinator is the holder of the ‘Main Account’. This account centralises all the information gathered by your university. The coordinator can generate ‘Sub Accounts’ and grant access to other leaders in your university who hold relevant information. The coordinator can fill in the survey and is able to submit the university’s response.

 

Please note: there is only one ‘Main Account’ per university

 

What is a ‘Sub Account’ and who can create them?

Main Account users (coordinators) are able to de-centralise the response process in a university by creating the so-called ‘Sub Accounts’. Coordinators can generate ‘Sub Accounts’, for example, for different faculties, departments or other relevant energy-related structures. Sub Account users will then be able to directly enter information about energy-related activities that fall within their responsibilities.

Sub Account users can add and edit data in Parts 2-4 of the questionnaire, concerning Master programmes (Part 2), Doctorate and Research programmes (Part 3) and future activities (Part 4). They can also read, but not edit Part 1 of the questionnaire.

Sub Accounts can be created by going to the ‘ Manage Sub Accounts’ page and then by simply entering the name and email address of a Sub Account user. The user will then receive an automatic notification email about the registration. Please, make sure that the Sub Account users are aware of your university’s participation in the UNI-SET survey and agree to their registration. In addition, please make sure that they are aware of their role and responsibilities for the survey.

Please note: There can be several ‘Sub Accounts’ per university. Sub Account users cannot crate other Sub Accounts in their turn.

 

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).

 

What are the different parts of the survey?

The questionnaire is structured in four main parts. In Part 1 ( University Profile) , please provide general information about your institution (meaning the Higher Education Institution, i.e. university), including staff and student population, network membership, budget data (treated confidentially). If applicable, you can also provide a ‘highlight’ activity of your university in the field of energy research and education. This part of the survey can only be answered by the ‘Main Account’ user of a university.

In the following two parts, you will be asked to provide detailed information on Master programmes (Part 2) and Research (Part 3) programmes, including Doctorate schemes. The questions in these sections cover, for example, the student population, partnerships with other academic or industrial partners and, importantly, the fields of education and training, science and technology, and the thematic areas of the SET-Plan associated with each programme. Part 4 contains questions to provide information on plans you might have at your university to launch entirely new energy-related programmes and activities.

 

How long will it take to complete the survey?

The length of the survey and the time needed to complete the questionnaire therefore depend on the amount of activities at your university.

 

Can I download the questionnaire?

You can download the entire questionnaire or each individual part using the links below.

The files are meant to be used as a supporting document, for example to facilitate the data collection process within individual universities. Only submissions through the online tool will be accepted.

  • Complete Questionnaire – Word - PDF
  • Part 1: University profile – Word - PDF
  • Part 2: Master programmes – Word - PDF
  • Part 3: Research topics and doctoral schemes – Word - PDF
  • Part 4: Plans for new programmes or activities – Word - PDF

 

 

What does a fully completed questionnaire look like?

An example of a fully completed questionnaire will be available for download soon.

 

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 EUA do with the received data? ( Confidentiality and Disclosure Policy)

By participating in the survey, institutions agree to the following confidentiality and disclosure policy:

 

EUA can publish the following details regarding your university – the name of the university, its location, website, the titles of the Master’s and Doctorate Programmes offered, research topics and related websites (if provided), as indicated in the survey response. Any other data will be published only in an aggregated way, without any specific reference to the institutions involved in the survey.

 

 

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 the UNI-SET project team at uni-set@eua.be .