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PKU Leads Chinese Mainland in THE Employability Ranking 2017

Time:2017-11-28 09:25:07  Hits:[]

Times Higher Education (THE) published the seventh annual Global University Employability Ranking recently, revealing a strong performance by institutions from Chinese universities.
In total, China has improved its performance this year with 15 institutions in the ranking, one more compared to last year, in which Hong Kong University of Science and Technology leads in 12th place and Peking University ranks 14th. Of the 15 Chinese institutions in the top 150, seven of them are from the Chinese mainland.
The research is drawn from 6,000 recruitment managers from large international companies. It shows that U.S. universities still hold sway over employers in general but that Asian universities are becoming more reputable in terms of their graduate's reputations.
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Simon Baker, data editor of THE, commenting on Asia's performance, said Asian universities have again seen gains, with more universities from the region becoming household names in the minds of global graduate recruiters.
"It is clear from the survey results that many Asian universities are leading in producing graduates with exactly the skills firms are looking for as they attempt to gain ground in the digital revolution," he said, adding that some institutions in the region are also recognizing the importance of instilling soft skills such as teamwork in their students, and offering them the strongest possible links with industry before they graduate.
THE is one of the world's most authoritative source of data, analysis and information about higher education. An essential resource for academics and professionals working in higher education, as well as students and their families, THE was founded in 1971 and has been online since 1995, publishing news, opinion, and the World University Rankings.

Source: Xinhua
Additional Information: Times Higher Education
Cover Photo: Li Jinsha

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