Global Employability University Ranking 2013
The list is compiled by French human resources consulting group Emerging Associates along with Trendence, a German polling and research institute:
It is based on responses from 2,700 recruiters in 20 countries, who were asked which of their local universities produced the best graduates.
According to Emerging Associates, the performance of smaller northern European countries such as the Netherlands, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries had surprised this year.
“In a general way, those universities that specialise in business tend do well, which is understandable, but what is evident in a number of countries is that the universities that do best are those that have managed to adapt themselves to recruiters’ expectations – irrespective of their specializations,” said Sandrine Belloc, director of Emerging Associates.
The top 20 is headed by Oxford with Cambridge 3rd with heavy representation from US institutions in the upper reaches although there is some variety in here too:
1 University of Oxford, Great Britain
2 Harvard University, USA
3 University of Cambridge, Great Britain
4 Stanford University, USA
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
6 Princeton University, USA
7 Columbia University, USA
8 Yale University, USA
9 California Institute of Technology, USA
10 The University of Tokyo, Japan
11 Technische Universität München, Germany
12 University of California, Berkeley, USA
13 University College London, Great Britain
14 University of Toronto, Canada
15 University of Edinburgh, Great Britain
16 École Polytechnique, France
17 HEC Paris, France
18 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
19 École Normale Supérieure, France
20 Australian National University, Australia
There are 14 UK universities in the top 150 but universities in the US dominate the table, securing 45 places in the ranking overall, including seven of the top 10.
1 Oxford University
3 Cambridge University
15 Edinburgh University
21 Imperial College London
27 Manchester University
37 King’s College London
45 University of Nottingham
Good to see Nottingham in there too.