World’s top universities for employment 2016
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Top universities for employment: The idea of employability concerns both universities and students. Students are more likely to study in universities that have the highest employability ranking -- meaning universities that will help students get a job.

 

World’s top universities for employment 2016

 

According to a survey under Global University Employability Ranking 2016, conducted by Times Higher Education, there are a number of predictors of employability, the most important being professional experience while the least being graduation from a top university. The survey found out that employability skills are most important in corporate and business roles. However, that does not mean that the role of the university is defunct in enhancing employability skills of a student. In fact, an institution’s faculty, infrastructure, academic profile go a long way in equipping students with the right set of skills to work and grow in a work environment. If you want to know which are the world’s top universities for employment, we bring you the Global University Employability Ranking 2016 by Times Higher Education.

 

Global University Employability Ranking 2016 by THE

Ranking

University

Country

1

California Institute of Technology

United States

2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

3

Harvard University

United States

4

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

5

Stanford University

United States

6

Yale University

United States

7

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

8

Technical University of Munich

Germany

9

Princeton University

United States

10

University of Tokyo

Japan

11

Boston University

United States

12

Columbia University

United States

13

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

14

University of Toronto

Canada

15

National University of Singapore

Singapore

16

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

17

Peking University

China

18

McGill University

Canada

19

University of California, Berkeley

United States

20

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

21

HEC Paris

France

22

Australian National University

Australia

23

King’s College London

United Kingdom

24

University of Manchester

United Kingdom

25

IE University

Spain

26

EMLYON

France

27

ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Switzerland

28

Duke University

United States

29

Johns Hopkins University

United States

30

Brigham Young University

United States

31

LMU Munich

Germany

32

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

33

École Normale Supérieure

France

34

Dartmouth College

United States

35

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland

36

Mines ParisTech

France

37

Fudan University

China

38

Indian Institute of Science

India

39

New York University

United States

40

Brown University

United States

41

University of California, Los Angeles

United States

42

CentraleSupélec 

France

43

École Polytechnique

France

44

University of Montreal/HEC

Canada

45

London School of Economics and Political Science

United Kingdom

46

University of British Columbia

Canada

47

University of Melbourne

Australia

48

University College London

United Kingdom

49

University of Sydney

Australia

50

Goethe University Frankfurt

Germany

51

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

52

Carnegie Mellon University

United States

53

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

54

Cornell University

United States

55

University of Chicago

United States

56

Heidelberg University

Germany

57

Monash University

Australia

58

Ghent University

Belgium

59

Tsinghua University

China

60

University of California, San Francisco

United States

61

Humboldt University of Berlin

Germany

62

Stockholm University

Sweden

63

KU Leuven

Belgium

64

University of New South Wales

Australia

65

Kyoto University

Japan

66

University of Navarra 

Spain

67

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

67

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Germany

69

University of Zurich 

Switzerland

70

University of Helsinki

Finland

71

University of São Paulo

Brazil

72

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands

73

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)

Taiwan

74

ESSEC Business School

France

75

McMaster University

Canada

76

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark

77

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

78

Lund University

Sweden

78

University Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Italy

80

University of California, San Diego

United States

81

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Germany

82

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

South Korea

83

Michigan State University

United States

84

University of Bristol

United Kingdom

85

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

86

University Ramón Llull

Spain

87

Pierre and Marie Curie University

France

88

Eindhoven University of Technology

Netherlands

89

University of Southern California

United States

90

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

91

KTH Royal Institute of Technology 

Sweden

92

University of Göttingen

Germany

93

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

94

Georgetown University

United States

95

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Netherlands

96

Technical University of Berlin

Germany

97

Sciences Po

France

98

University of Pennsylvania

United States

99

University of Lausanne

Switzerland

100

Northwestern University

United States

101

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

102

Rice University

United States

103

University of Texas at Austin

United States

103

University of Washington

United States

105

University of Bern

Switzerland

106

Polytechnic University of Milan

Italy

107

Seoul National University

South Korea

108

Leiden University

Netherlands

109

Ohio State University

United States

110

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education

Mexico

111

Zhejiang University

China

112

University of Groningen

Netherlands

113

Paris-Sud University

France

114

Texas A&M University

United States

115

Free University of Berlin

Germany

116

Karolinska Institute

Sweden

117

Purdue University

United States

118

Osaka University

Japan

119

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

119

Nanjing University

China

121

Pohang University of Science and Technology 

South Korea

122

Technion Israel Institute of Technology  

Israel

122

University of Oslo 

Norway

124

University of Alberta

Canada

125

University of Basel

Switzerland

125

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

127

National Taiwan University

Taiwan

127

University of Science and Technology of China 

China

129

Keio University

Japan

130

University of Michigan

United States

130

RWTH Aachen University

Germany

132

EDHEC

France

133

University of Geneva

Switzerland

134

Trinity College Dublin

Republic of Ireland

135

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

United States

136

University of Iceland

Iceland

137

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Italy

138

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

139

Tel Aviv University

Israel

140

University of Auckland 

New Zealand

141

National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan

142

University of Florida

United States

143

University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

144

University of Vienna

Austria

145

Saint Petersburg State University

Russia

146

University of Buenos Aires 

Argentina

147

American-University of Dubai

UAE

148

University of Malaya (UM)

Malaysia

149

King Abdulaziz University

Saudi Arabia

150

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Mexico

World’s best universities for employment

 

The Global University Employability Ranking 2016 comprises majority of the US universities, which displays the popularity of the country among international students. There are over six million international students spread across the globe, majority of whom are enrolled in US universities. No wonder, USA tops the rank of the countries producing the most employable graduates with universities like CALTECH, MIT and Harvard, closely followed by Germany, UK and Canada respectively.

Employers play an important role when it comes to employability. There are some employers who select candidates by university, while there are some who have negative view of top universities, thus making a point not to recruit them. According to Eden Woon, VP for institutional advancement at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, students must focus on the application of knowledge and specialisations in specific subject areas.

The Global University Employability Ranking 2016 survey also found out that internship opportunities offered by companies would be the most relevant way to enhance cooperation between them and universities besides other impactful factors like joint research, workshops and presence at job fairs, among others.

 

Global University Employability Ranking 2016: Methodology

 

The Global University Employability Ranking 2016 has been conducted by two panels of participants and comprises respondents from 20 countries namely, Canada, Australia, India, China, France, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, US, UK, Turkey, Italy, Netherlands, Mexico, UAE and Malaysia. The first panel participants included recruiters at management level who had prior experience of hiring or working with graduates while the second panel consisted of 3,450 managing directors of international companies.

 

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