A total of five universities in the Netherlands appear in the Global University Employability Ranking 2017, designed by HR consultancy Emerging and published exclusively by Times Higher Education. The ranking reveals which universities recruiters at top companies think are the best at preparing students for the workplace.
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At TU Delft, constructive partnerships with companies is valued just as much as in-depth knowledge and cutting-edge creativity. The university aims to transform technological innovations into practical applications that can be used by society.
To that end, academics cooperate with businesses, government and civic organisations, benefiting research projects, students and society generally.
There are two entrepreneurial clubs for students to get involved in and plenty of opportunities for employers to connect with students while they are on campus.
Eindhoven University of Technology is a research-driven university focusing on engineering, science and technology.
Students are able to compose their own education programmes and are given access to mentors that will guide them in making decisions.
The careers centre offers two separate branches: TU/e Career Academy which offers guidance in writing CVs, cover letters and applications and TU/e Technificent which links students to companies and employers.
Both students and alumni of Erasmus University Rotterdam can take advantage of a wide range of career development support, including language training, masterclasses and career counselling.
Bachelor programmes span life sciences, medicine, business, economics, law, social sciences, humanities and art, while there is an equally wide range of master’s programmes and a handful of executive degrees for professionals.
The focus is on helping students achieve their ambitions, whether the aim is to improve healthcare in Africa or to start a small company within the business sector.
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Top universities in the Netherlands for graduate employability 2017
|Global Employability Rank 2017||Netherlands Rank 2017||University|
|69||1||Delft University of Technology|
|84||2||Eindhoven University of Technology|
|96||3||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|109||5||University of Groningen|