Chinese universities best in Asia for graduate employability

The list ranks the top 500 universities in the World based on graduate employability, alumni outcomes, employer-student connections, employer reputations, and partnerships with employers.

The top three universities on the list are Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and University of California, Los Angeles.

Six Chinese universities made the top 50 rankings, and three came into the top 20: Tsinghua University, The University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Fudan University, Zhejiang University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Overall, 34 Chinese universities made this years list in comparison to just 29 universities last year.

The University of Hong Kong has a graduate employability rate of 97.2 which put it at 19th on the list for global employability.

“The fact that 34 Chinese universities are included in the Global 500 in graduate employability demonstrates its achievements in pedagogical innovation and collaborations with global employers. This would lay a solid foundation for China to attract more global talents to study in China,” said QS China Director, Dr Christina Yan Zhang.

Two Chinese universities, Zhejiang University and Tsinghua University, make the top 10 universities for employer-student connections beating out world-renowned universities such as the University of Oxford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

52 British universities made the list, seven of which made the top 50 list, and similarly to China two of them made the top 10 list.

The University of Cambridge, which is down by one place since last year, and the University of Oxford, which is down by two places since last year, both reached the top 10 list.

The two internationally recognised universities graduate employment rate is actually significantly lower than the University of Hong Kong and other less well-recognised universities.