19 Asian universities made it into the top 100 in the latest QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019. China’s Tsinghua University came 9th, Peking University 20th and National University of Singapore 33rd are among the top-ranking Asian universities. Among the 22 Chinese universities featured in the ranking, 13 improved their position. China was the most represented among the Asian countries, with 22 universities, followed by Japan (21) and South Korea (12).
Ben Sowter, research director at Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), said: “Universities in Asia and Australia are often leading the way in offering students career-connected learning experiences. Their focus on offering students pedagogy that is designed to directly prepare them for the workplace is one key factor behind their successes in this ranking.”
The Graduate Employability Rankings use five indicators:
- Employer reputation (30% of final score), drawn from a survey of 42,000 employers.
- Alumni outcomes (25%), gauged from alma mater data for more than 28,000 ‘highly successful’ individuals.
- Partnerships with employers per faculty (25%), a measure of employer engagement measuring the number of research partnerships and internship or placement opportunities that a university has, adjusted by the number of faculty members.
- Employer-student connections (10%), a measure of how many individual employers have been physically present on a university’s campus over the past 12 months.
- Graduate employment rate (10%), measured as the proportion of the university’s graduates employed 12 months after graduating, adjusted to take into account national economic conditions.
Source: University World News