Revealed: The top universities for employabilityNews
Posted on Thursday 24th November 2016 by James Howell
The Times Higher Education's Global University Employability Ranking 2016 has rated the employability of the best universities in the world.
Unsurprisingly, the UK university with the highest rates of employability was the University of Cambridge, followed by University of Oxford and Imperial College London. Other UK institutions in the global top 25 were Kings College London and the University of Manchester in 23rd and 24th place respectively.
The top end of the Ranking is dominated by universities in the United States with six colleges in the top ten. Times Higher Education only placed 11 UK universities in the top 100 for employability worldwide.
Director of the University of Edinburgh's Careers Service and the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services President, Shelagh Green, says universities should provide students with a variety of options for their careers.
"In many institutions, there is a sense that we want higher education to be transformative: the idea that the student can explore and experiment and be encouraged and supported to do that, so that they are inquisitive about themselves and the world around them, and as a consequence they become more self-aware and more aware of the [career] opportunities that might be open to them."
However, which university you attended is not a key factor. Ashley Hever is the Talent Acquisition Director for leading graduate employer Enterprise Rent-a-Car. He says the status of a university must be balanced with a graduate's relevant skills.
"University qualification and reputation are somewhat important. However, we value a candidate's life skills and experiences more highly, and we do recruit people with every kind of degree, from more than 800 universities worldwide,"
Top Universities for Employability
1. California Institute of Technology
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Harvard University
4. University of Cambridge
5. Stanford University
6. Yale University
7. University of Oxford
8. Technical University of Munich
9. Princeton University
10. University of Tokyo
16. Imperial College London
23. Kings College London
24. University of Manchester
32. University of Edinburgh
45. London School of Economics and Political Science
48. University College London
84. University of Bristol
90. University of Birmingham
93. University of Nottingham
Image Credit: Faustin Tuyambaze
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