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Global University Employability Rankings reveal best institutions for job prospects

Employers across the world have been surveyed on the best universities for graduates

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Want to know which university to study at to get you the best job? You’re in luck. Times Higher Eduction has just released its fifth Global Employability University Rankings!


A survey involving 4,600 corporate recruiters from 21 countries asked respondents what they look for in new employees and which universities they think produce the best graduates.


Here is the top 10:


1 Harvard University
2 University of Cambridge
3 University of Oxford
4 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
5 Yale University United States
6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
7 Stanford University
8 Columbia University
9 Princeton University
10 University of Toronto


Unsurprisingly, the top 10 is dominated by high-ranking US and UK universities. But what is interesting is when you look outside the top 10...


After the UK and the US, France is the most-represented country in the table with 10 institutions, including three in the top 25.


The top 20 has some diverse entries such as the Technical University of Munich, in Germany, the University of Tokyo, in Japan, École Normale Supérieure, in France, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the National University of Singapore and Indian Institute of Science.


This is the first time the study has been produced with THE, previously Emerging and Tendence published the results with The New York Times.


To see the full list of the Global Employability Rankings 2015-2016 click here.

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Katie Duncan is Editor of Hotcourses Abroad and is an NCTJ-qualified journalist and University of Exeter graduate. Having worked at an English language school in the UK, as an educational consultant in Spain and as a reporter in the international education sector, she is well placed to guide you through your study abroad journey. Katie grew up in Australia, which perhaps explains her unusual reptile collection, comprising of a bearded dragon (Bill) and tortoise (Matilda).