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Global Employability University Rankings 2018

Global Employability University Rankings 2018


Four Australian universities recently made it to the Top 50 list in an annual global ranking measuring university performance and graduates’ employability.

The University of Sydney came in at 4th place, while The University of Melbourne placed at 7th. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) came in at 36th place, while The University of Queensland rounded up the list at 49th.

In addition to existing methodology, recruiters were asked to put forward their idea of what a perfect university might look like. The results suggest that student internships are highly valued by employers.

Rank Institution Country
1 Stanford University United States
2 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
3 Harvard University United States
4 The University of Sydney Australia
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
6 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
7 The University of Melbourne Australia
8 University of Oxford United Kingdom
9 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
10 Tsinghua University China
11 New York University (NYU) United States
12 Columbia University United States
13 Princeton University United States
14 The University of Tokyo Japan
15 University of Toronto Canada
15 Peking University China
16 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
17 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
18 Cornell University United States
18 Yale University United States
20 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
21 University of Chicago United States
22 University of Pennsylvania United States
24 University of Waterloo Canada
25 University of Michigan United States
26 Waseda University Japan
27 Fudan University China
28 Ecole Polytechnique France
29 Imperial College London United Kingdom
30 KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
30 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
32 Northwestern University United States
33 The University of Manchester United Kingdom
34 Duke University United States
35 University of British Columbia Canada
36 The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) Australia
37 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) Chile
38 Zhejiang University China
39 Politecnico di Milano Italy
40 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
41 American University of Beirut (AUB) Lebanon
42 McGill University Canada
43 Brown University United States
43 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
45 Keio University Japan
46 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
47 Purdue University United States
48 University of Navarra Spain
49 The University of Queensland Australia
50 University of Bristol United Kingdom