Which universities are best at creating connections between their students and employers? This is the question explored by QS Graduate Employability Rankings. In the 2017 Ranking, published today, UA is the only Argentine university that has made the list, ranking seventh in Latin America.
In its second edition, the global ranking elaborated by the United Kingdom’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) firm takes five metrics into account to score the 300 universities included in this assessment: Reputation among Employers, Partnerships with Employers, Alumni’s Results, Employer-Student Connections, and Graduates’ Employment Rate.
Universidad Austral’s performed the best in the Employer-Student Ties (98.4 over 100) and Graduates’ Employment Rate (80 over 100) indicators.
According to QS, results show “institutions’ reputation among employers”, “how schools empower their high-performance students”, the “ties between universities and business companies”, and “how attractive new graduates are for employers”.
In Latin America, the top-ranking university in terms of graduate employability is Mexico’s Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, while Stanford University tops this ranking on a worldwide basis.
To elaborate its ranking, QS surveyed “nearly 38,000 employers” and examined “180,000 career-launching agreements”.
QS Graduate Employability Rankings complement the yearly QS World University Rankings. In the latter’s 2016 edition, with 16 Argentine universities included in the ranking, Universidad Austral ranked tenth in Latin America and second in Argentina. It also topped the Latin American ranking of higher education institutions under 50.