Recent global survey has rated graduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the 16th place of the most employable in the world.
In the Global University Employability Ranking, NUS was the only university in Singapore to rank among the world’s 20 best universities for employment. It was also placed fourth in Asia in the same survey. These findings indicated a slight cutback, considering that NUS was ranked in the 15th in the world and third in Asia.
NUS deputy president of academic affairs and provost, Tan Eng Chye said that the ranking was a demonstration that showed the world how NUS’ transformative education, which stresses academic rigour, experiential learning, global exposure and real-world relevance, has successfully provided the graduates with strong employment prospects the talent pools.
In order to bring better achievement in the future, Prof Tan said that NUS will continue to vigorously pursue their strategy of nurturing future-ready graduates and build upon the efforts to prepare the students for a dynamic, fast-changing workplace of the future. They will also further develop the university into an institution for lifelong learning, such that the graduates could continually upgrade their skills and develop new competencies to excel in their careers in Singapore and around the world.
Conducted by Times Higher Education, the Global University Employability Ranking is an annual survey that aims to measure how universities across the glove perform on graduate employability. This year, 2,500 recruiters from 22 countries, and a second panel of 3,500 international managers around the world were participating in the survey, Channel News reports.
The participants were asked to define what they look for in graduates and pick out the universities they believe produced the most employable graduates, Times said. It added that the companies participating in the survey covered all major business sectors, and had more than 5,000 employees each as well as recruiting more than 50 graduates each year.
This year, on the top three of the most employable graduates was California Institute of Technology, then followed by Harvard University and Columbia University.