Six Chinese universities among global 50 in employability rankings

Xinhua Published: 2017-09-13 00:45:14
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Tsinghua University [Photo: baidu]

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Six universities from China ranked among the world's top 50 universities for fostering student employability, according to the third edition of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings released on Tuesday.

Leading this group is Tsinghua University, which ranks 10th globally, followed by the University of Hong Kong (20th), Peking University (23rd), Fudan University(27th), Zhejiang University (38th) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (46th).

The results indicated that Chinese universities are proving successful at providing the global and national economies with skilled, high-achieving graduates, according to QS.

"Chinese universities have excelled in producing talents that are increasingly globally competitive, " said Christina Yan Zhang, China Director, QS Intelligence Unit.

"In the future, with strength in different disciplines, Chinese universities should work more closely with employers in different parts of the world, in areas of research and development, employability and entrepreneurship," she also said.

This year, 600 universities are considered for this ranking, while 500 of them are published. There are 37 Chinese universities ranked within the world's top 500. Stanford University is the world-leader, followed by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Harvard University.

The Universities of Cambridge (6th overall) and Oxford (8th) are ranked most highly by employers, but U.S. universities are the strongest at producing graduates who achieve prestige in their careers, according to QS.

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