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UM, USM make it to THE’s Global University Employability Ranking 2018

November 16, 2018 | National News

When choosing a university, there are many factors we consider. But how about what’s important from an employer’s point of view in terms of the employability of a graduate? In this global employability ranking, Times Higher Education (THE) reveals which universities the recruiters at top companies think are the best at preparing students for the workplace.

The 250 universities which were included in this ranking span 41 countries. University of Malaya (UM) was ranked 149, while Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was placed in the 200-250 ranking band.

The top 10 universities for global employability are:

  1. Harvard University, United States
  2. California Institute of Technology, United States
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  4. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  5. Stanford University, United States
  6. Technical University of Munich, Germany
  7. Princeton University, United States
  8. Yale University, United States
  9. The University of Tokyo, Japan
  10. National University of Singapore, Singapore

The top 10 in the ranking are dominated by universities from the United States which clinched six spots. The United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Singapore represented one place each in the top 10. Overall, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany and China are among the best represented countries in the employability ranking.

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