20 September 2019
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has published the latest edition of its Graduate Employability Rankings. The upper levels are fairly similar to those of research dominant rankings with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in first place followed by Stanford University. Some universities do much better for employability than they do for research or other indicators in the global rankings. The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in third place, down from second last year, is only 35th in the QS World University Rankings and École Polytechnique, 18th for employability, is 60th in that table. Australia universities do especially well with eight institutions in the top 100. Elite European and Asian universities also perform well. Tsinghua University is in sixth place, the University of Cambridge eighth, the University of Hong Kong ninth, and the University of Oxford tenth.
The methodology of the rankings is based on these indicators:
Employer Reputation (30%)
Alumni Outcome (25%)
Partnership with Employers per Faculty (25%)
Employer/Student Connections (10%)
Graduate Employment Rate (10%).
The top universities in the world and various regions and countries are:
World; MIT, USA
Africa; University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Asia; Tsinghua University, China
Europe; University of Cambridge, UK
Latin America; Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Australia; University of Sydney
India; Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Russia; Lomonosov Moscow State University.