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Dr Predrag Lažetić is a Lecturer at the Department of Education at the University of Bath. His particular interests are in the field of labour market outcomes of higher education graduates, youth underemployment and unemployment, and socio-economic determinants of participation in specific study programmes and levels of education. His other research area are higher education students and the ways they are constructed by policy, institutions and especially through visual means of photographs and websites.  Previously he work as a research fellow at the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey within European Research Council funded project Eurostudents. In his research at the University of Surrey, Predrag investigated how university staff and university websites construct and understand higher education students in six European countries. He also conduced numerous interviews with academic staff and focus groups with students. His doctoral project addressed the broad evaluation of quality of graduate jobs in Europe based on REFLEX graduate survey data focusing on differences in various sectors of employments and the influence of digital technologies and globalisation exposure on graduate job quality. In his previous work as the Director of the Centre for Education Policy in Belgrade he conduced numerous projects for various governments and international governmental organisations (World Bank, UNICEF, and European Commission) aimed at evaluation, monitoring and development of education policy in Serbia and other countries of Western Balkans.  Prior to the work in Belgrade, he worked for 2 years at the International Centre for Higher Education Research in Kassel, Germany (INCHER Kassel) within the project which evaluated impact of the Bologna Process on higher education systems in Europe (commissioned by the European Commission and the Bologna Follow Up Group).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Doctor of Philosophy, The differences in job quality among higher education graduates in Europe: a cross-national analysis of 17 countries, University of Bath


Award Date: 6 Jul 2017

Higher Education, Master of Arts, University of Kassel


Award Date: 1 Sept 2009

German language and literarature, Bachelor of Literature or Bachelor of Letters, University of Novi Sad


Award Date: 6 Sept 2006

External positions

Research Fellow, University of Surrey

1 Sept 201630 Sept 2018

Director and researcher, Centre for Education Policy

1 Jan 201031 Jan 2013

Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), University of Kassel

1 Sept 200731 Dec 2009


  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • access policies
  • graduates
  • students
  • labour market outcomes
  • websites
  • HM Sociology
  • Inequalities
  • Future of Work
  • Education
  • Professional jobs
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • widening participation
  • social mobility


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