Monash takes top spot with most employable graduates
The annual 2014 Global Employability University Ranking, polled by the French Human Resources consultancy Emerging, and German polling institute Trendence, placed Monash 33rd in the world.
The survey canvassed the views of 4,500 major company managers and recruiters in 20 countries on what they are looking for in university systems around the world. It found that employability was the number one criterion recruiters looked at when choosing a university according to 37.1 per cent of respondents.
Monash President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the achievement reflected the university’s focus on providing students with the skills and mindset they need to not only secure a ‘job’, but to build a long-term career.
“We aim to equip our graduates not just for the world as it is now, but as it will be in five, ten or twenty-five years.”
“As educators and researchers, we are a global institution charged with educating and training the workforce that will underpin Asia-Pacific’s future success. We are producing the leaders of tomorrow,” Professor Gardner said.
The Global Employability University Survey and Ranking differs from ranking systems by focusing less on academic achievement in terms of research and development, and more on the working skills of graduates, across a considerably wider range of countries.
Currently Monash University is ranked 83 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and is positioned at 70 by the QS World University Rankings.
Monash is positioned at 5 in the region and 88 in the world in the US News and World Report’s first global rankings released in October.