Global Employability University Ranking 2015 results

Top 150 universities for graduate employability revealed

November 6, 2015
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Compare these rankings with the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016


Harvard University has replaced the University of Cambridge at the top of a global ranking that measures how universities perform on graduate employability.

The Global Employability University Ranking 2015, designed and commissioned by French human resources consulting agency Emerging and carried out by the German market research firm Trendence, has 12 UK universities, one fewer than last year, in the top 150 list, with Imperial College London joining the universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the top 15.

The list is dominated by US institutions, however, which claim seven of the top 10 spots and 39 places in the overall top 150. After the UK and the US, France is the most-represented country in the table with 10 institutions, including three in the top 25.

The highest-ranked university outside the US and the UK is Canada’s University of Toronto in 10th place, followed by Germany’s Technical University of Munich in 11th and Japan’s University of Tokyo in 12th. 

The ranking was created from the combined votes of 2,200 recruiters and 2,400 managing directors of international companies or subsidiaries across 20 countries. View the full methodology here.

Read our feature on the Global Employability University Ranking and Survey


Below is a list of the top 150 institutions in the Global Employability University Ranking 2015, including links to the profiles of those institutions also featured in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016.


Global Employability University Ranking 2015: top 150

Rank Institution  Country Score
1 Harvard University United States 662
2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 633
3 University of Oxford United Kingdom 609
4 California Institute of Technology United States 597
5 Yale University United States 575
6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States 571
7 Stanford University United States 552
8 Columbia University United States 531
9 Princeton University United States 509
10 University of Toronto Canada 483
11 Technical University of Munich Germany 411
12 University of Tokyo Japan 398
13 École Normale Supérieure France 386
14 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong 378
15 Imperial College London United Kingdom 369
16 Peking University China 363
17 National University of Singapore Singapore 360
18 Duke University United States 348
19 University of California, Berkeley United States 333
20 Indian Institute of Science India 332
21 McGill University Canada 319
22 Mines ParisTech France 308
23 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom 296
24 University of Manchester United Kingdom 288
25 HEC Paris France 278
26 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan 273
27 IE University Spain 270
28 Johns Hopkins University United States 263
29 New York University United States 262
30 University College London United Kingdom 261
31 Boston University United States 249
32 Australian National University Australia 243
33 University of Melbourne Australia 242
34 Fudan University China 240
35 CentraleSupélec France 238
36 École Polytechnique France 236
37 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland 235
38 Cornell University United States 228
39 University of British Columbia Canada 223
40 Heidelberg University Germany 222
41 LMU Munich Germany 220
42 University of Sydney Australia 219
43 King’s College London United Kingdom 218
44 University of Montreal Canada 216
45 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom 215
46 Boston College United States 212
47 Goethe University Frankfurt Germany 208
48 University of California, Los Angeles United States 205
49 Ghent University Belgium 203
50 London Business School United Kingdom 202
51 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland 201
52 University of Copenhagen Denmark 199
53 Kyoto University Japan 197
54 University of Chicago United States 195
55 University of New South Wales Australia 194
56 Monash University Australia 192
57 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China 191
58 University of Navarra Spain 190
59 Tsinghua University China 189
60 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 188
61 University of California, San Francisco United States 187
62 KU Leuven Belgium 185
63 Dartmouth College United States 183
64 École de Management de Lyon France 182
65 ESSEC Business School France 180
66 Stockholm University Sweden 178
67 Humboldt University of Berlin Germany 176
=68 University of Zurich Switzerland 175
=68 Brown University United States 175
70 Indian School of Business India 174
71 University of California, San Diego United States 173
72 University of Helsinki Finland 172
73 University of Pennsylvania United States 169
74 University of Bristol United Kingdom 168
=75 Delft University of Technology Netherlands 165
=75 Michigan State University United States 165
77 Carnegie Mellon University United States 164
78 University of Nottingham United Kingdom 163
79 Georgetown University United States 162
80 University of Birmingham United Kingdom 161
81 University of São Paulo Brazil 160
82 Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Germany 158
83 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 157
84 Lund University Sweden 155
85 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands 154
86 McMaster University Canada 153
87 University of Göttingen Germany 151
88 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Korea Republic of 149
89 Northwestern University United States 148
90 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India 146
91 University of Washington United States 144
92 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel 143
93 Technical University of Berlin Germany 141
94 Bocconi University Italy 138
95 University of Lausanne Switzerland 135
96 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) Taiwan 133
97 Case Western Reserve University United States 130
98 Ohio State University United States 129
99 University of Southern California United States 127
100 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden 126
=101 University of Texas at Austin United States 125
=101 University of Bern Switzerland 125
103 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands 124
104 Leiden University Netherlands 123
105 Pierre and Marie Curie University France 122
106 ESADE Business School Spain 121
107 Polytechnic University of Milan Italy 120
108 Texas A&M University United States 119
109 Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education Mexico 118
110 Getulio Vargas Foundation Brazil 117
111 Rice University United States 116
=112 Pohang University of Science and Technology Korea Republic of 115
=112 Technical University of Denmark Denmark 115
114 University of Groningen Netherlands 114
=115 Paris-Sud University France 113
=115 Brigham Young University United States 113
=117 Seoul National University Korea Republic of 112
=117 Nanyang Technological University Singapore 112
=119 Purdue University United States 111
=119 University of Alberta Canada 111
=119 Trinity College Dublin Ireland 111
=122 Osaka University Japan 110
=122 National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico 110
=124 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey United States 109
=124 Karolinska Institute Sweden 109
=124 Nanjing University China 109
=127 Zhejiang University China 108
=127 University of Florida United States 108
=127 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russian Federation 108
=127 University of Michigan United States 108
=127 Georgia Institute of Technology United States 108
=132 Keio University Japan 107
=132 Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Italy 107
134 University of Basel Switzerland 106
135 Technion Israel Institute of Technology Israel 105
136 Sciences Po France 104
137 Yonsei University Korea Republic of 103
138 National Taiwan University Taiwan 101
139 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States 99
140 University of Auckland New Zealand 98
141 University of Oslo Norway 96
142 Saint Petersburg State University Russian Federation 95
143 University of Geneva Switzerland 94
144 National Tsing Hua University Taiwan 93
145 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 89
146 Tel Aviv University Israel 87
=147 University of Science and Technology of China China 78
=147 Bauman Moscow State Technical University Russian Federation 78
149 University of Vienna Austria 74
150 King Saud University Saudi Arabia 73

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