December 10, 2015, 4:08p.m. – THE UNIVERSITY garnered the top spot in the Philippines in terms of the “employability” of its graduates in a new ranking released by London’s Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) last Nov. 26.

In the first edition of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings, UST placed in the 151-200 bracket after receiving a score of 34.4 percent. Ateneo de Manila was in the same bracket with 32.3 percent.

Both universities were also in the Graduate Employment Rate list with the Ateneo at 19th place with 92.7 points. UST placed 22nd with 91.8 points.

UST is the only institution in the Philippines that ranked in the Employers Presence on Campus category, at 17th place with 90.3 points.

Stanford University led the world rankings with a perfect score of 100, followed by fellow American institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology (99.6 points) and Harvard University (94.2 points). China’s Tsinghua University led Asia’s schools in employability, at ninth place.

Last September, UST maintained its spot in the 701+ bracket of the World University Rankings. The University’s highest ranking in the main QS survey came in 2008 when it landed in the 401-500 bracket.

The London-based consultancy established in 2004 said the pilot QS Graduate Employability Rankings “analyzed over 139,528 partnerships between employers and universities, along with 47,000 employer survey responses, mapped over 16,000 alumni tertiary degrees, 1,239 universities considered, and 723 evaluated.”

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings is described as an extensive study started last October 2014, with five indicators for its methodology, namely: employment reputation (30 percent), partnerships with employers (25 percent), alumni outcomes (20 percent), employers’ presence on campus (15 percent), and graduate employment rate (10 percent). Roy Abhramn DR. Narra


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