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Top 3 universities in the Netherlands for graduate employability 2018

10 universities in the Netherlands have made it into the Global University Employability Ranking 2018. Source: Shutterstock

The Netherlands is producing some of the most employable graduates, according to the Global University Employability Ranking 2018.

The report, which lists 10 universities in the Netherlands, was designed by HR consultancy Emerging, and published by Times Higher Education (THE).

It noted that the ranking reveals which universities top recruiting companies believe are best at preparing students for the workplace.

Delft University of Technology is the top university in the Netherlands for graduate employability, followed by Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University. They each rank 55th, 87th and 95th respectively in the global employability rankings 2018, climbing up several spots from 2017.

The seven other universities listed include the Utrecht University, Eindhoven University of Technology, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Groningen, Radboud University Nijmegen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Wageningen University & Research.

Employers voted for institutions in their own country and abroad if they recruit internationally. Source: Shutterstock

A total of 250 universities from 41 countries were listed, with employers voting for institutions in their own country and abroad if they recruit internationally.

Only one UK university made it into the top five, with the other spots dominated by US universities.

Scooping first place is Harvard University, followed by California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge and Stanford University.

Meanwhile, two Asian universities have made it into the top 10 universities for graduate employability 2018, including the University of Tokyo at ninth place and the National University of Singapore at tenth.

NUS has climbed six spots from 2017’s rankings.

Ten universities in the Netherlands have been listed in the report, with the top three climbing the ranks since last year’s rankings. Source: Shutterstock

Only three UK universities are in the top 20, with the University of Oxford coming in at 11th and Imperial College London at 17th.

According to THE, “France, Germany and China are among the best represented countries in the employability ranking, along with the United Kingdom and the United States.

“Both Germany and Japan have an institution in the top 10, with Chinese and Canadian universities also appearing high in the ranking.”

The Netherlands has attracted record numbers of international students in 2018, and low university fees are likely a key contributing factor.

Click here for the full list of the Global University Employability Ranking 2018.

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