Graduate employability: top universities in the Netherlands ranked by employers

The best universities in the Netherlands for graduate employability have been chosen by local recruiters
November 16 2016

Nyenrode Business University

Nyenrode Business University
Nyenrode Business University

See the full results of the Global University Employability Ranking 2016


The best universities in the Netherlands for getting a graduate job have been revealed by an employability ranking published exclusively by Times Higher Education.

Dutch recruiters voted for the universities they most like to hire from, producing a list of the top universities for employability in the Netherlands.

Delft University of Technology is employers’ top choice, and also ranks as the country’s best university in the THE World University Rankings.

Business schools like Nyenrode Business University and Maastricht School of Management also perform exceptionally well in this ranking as do the Dutch hogescholen – universities of applied sciences, which function as vocational learning centres.

The survey from which the ranking is produced has been running for six years as a collaboration between human resources consultancy Emerging and employment research group Trendence. It is published exclusively by Times Higher Education.


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The top three universities in the Netherlands for graduate employability:

Delft University of Technology

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.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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.

Nyenrode Business University

As the only private university in the Netherlands, Nyenrode has a unique role in providing business education.

Its moto is ‘for business, by business’. The university was founded by the heads of leading Dutch corporations in 1946, including KLM, Shell, Unilever and Philips. The institution is focused on education the next generation of business leaders.

Although the university maintains a forward-looking attitude, the campus is on an estate with a thirteenth century castle, surrounded by a moat.


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Top universities in the Netherlands for graduate employability

Country rank

University

1

Delft University of Technology

2

Erasmus University Rotterdam

3

Nyenrode Business University

4

Leiden University

=5

University of Twente

=5

University of Amsterdam

=7

Hogeschool Rotterdam

=7

University of Groningen

=7

VU University Amsterdam

=10

Radboud University Nijmegen

=10

Eindhoven University of Technology

12

Hogeschool van Amsterdam

13

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

=14

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

=14

Maastricht School of Management

16

Wageningen Universiteit & Research

=17

TIAS School for Business and Society

=17

Utrecht University

=17

Tilburg University

=20

Hogeschool Inholland

=20

Maastricht University

See the full results of the Global University Employability Ranking 2016

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