Graduation years

In view of the small numbers of business startups per nationality, course and university, the graduating years 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 were combined in this survey to calculate the company birth rates for figures 2, 3 and 4. The percentage of startups by foreign alumni is over 6 percent on average for the three years combined as well. Over the period of the three consecutive years measured, there are hardly any differences between alumni from the EU (6.1 percent) and from outside the EU (6.2 percent).