Graduate employability: top universities in the Netherlands ranked by employers

Universities in the Netherlands producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2017

November 16 2017
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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.

Delft University of Technology is the top university for graduate employability followed by Eindhoven University of Technology.  


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Top three universities in the Netherlands for graduate employability 2017

1. 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.

2. Eindhoven University of Technology

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. 

3. 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.


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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
105 4 Leiden University
109 5 University of Groningen

See the full results of the Global University Employability Ranking 2017

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