Top 10 most ’employable’ universities in 2018
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Top 10 most ’employable’ universities in 2018

A university is only as good as the doors it opens for you after graduation.

Employability is a tricky thing to measure but higher education specialist QS Quacquarelli Symonds have made attempts at it throughout the years in its annual QS Graduate Employability Rankings. This year’s rankings even feature 200 more institutions than it did last year.

US universities dominate the top 10 and top 100 places, also deemed the best in producing graduates who go on to lead sectors. Cambridge and Oxford, on the other hand, get the most top marks from employers.

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Each institution is scored according to five indicators: Employer Reputation (30 percent), Alumni outcomes (25 percent), Partnerships with Employers per Faculty (25 percent), Employer/Student Connections (10 percent) and Graduate employment rate (10 percent).

Employer Reputation is based on 30,000 responses to the QS Employer Survey where institutions report the schools where they source the most competent, innovative, effective graduates. Whereas Alumni Outcome is based on QS’ analysis of more than 30,000 of the world’s most innovative, creative, wealthy, entrepreneurial, and/or philanthropic individuals.

According to QS, all metrics are currently unique to its rankings, barring Employer Reputation.

QS CEO Nunzio Quacquarelli said: “This ranking is arguably the most extensive global comparison of the employability outcomes achieved by higher education institutions.”

Here are the top 10 most “employable” universities in the world according to the rankings:

1. Stanford University, US

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2. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), US

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3. Harvard University, US

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4. University of Sydney, Australia

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5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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6. University of Cambridge, UK

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7. University of Melbourne, Australia

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8. University of Oxford, UK

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9. University of California, Berkeley, US

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10. Tsinghua University, China

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