London, 12th September 2017: Stanford University, USA, has been emerged as the world leader in nurturing of graduate employability as per The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018. Meanwhile, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Harvard University of the USA secured second and third spots, respectively.
QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts and career advice specialists, have announced the world’s 500 leading universities for the nurturing of graduate employability today. The ranking provides a uniquely extensive, innovative series of insights into the link between university practices and graduate employability.
Stanford leads by virtue of perfect scores for Employer Reputation, Alumni Outcomes, and Partnerships with Employers – the only university with three ‘full marks’ scores.
US universities take 5 top-10 places, and 31 top-100 places. The Universities of Cambridge (6th overall) and Oxford (8th) are ranked most highly by employers, but US universities are strongest at producing graduates who become sector leaders.
Two Australians rank among the top 10: the Universities of Sydney (4th) and Melbourne (7th). Asia’s leading university is Tsinghua University, based on its high Employer Reputation score and outstanding nexus of employer-student connections.
A total of Asian universities rank among the top 100, alongside 31 from Europe and 8 from Australia. Latin America’s strongest institution is Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (37th).
|QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 (Top 10)
|2018 Rank||2018 QSWUR||Institution||Country|
|1||2||Stanford University||United States|
|2||33||University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)||United States|
|3||3||Harvard University||United States|
|4||50||The University of Sydney||Australia|
|5||1||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)||United States|
|6||5||University of Cambridge||United Kingdom|
|7||41=||The University of Melbourne||Australia|
|8||6||University of Oxford||United Kingdom|
|9||27||University of California, Berkeley (UCB)||United States|
Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “Better comparative data about how universities are preparing their students for this mutable, challenging employment market is required. This ranking is designed to improve the conversation around graduate employability, while providing students with the nuanced, innovative methodology required to make empowering decisions.”
Sowter continued: “We find that nurturing career success is a multifaceted endeavor, and cannot be attributed to institutional reputation alone. Stanford is differentiated from its equally prestigious peers by its commitment to strong research relationships with employers and number of high-flying alumni.”