RMIT excels in higher education ranking

RMIT excels in higher education ranking

RMIT has consolidated its position amongst the top global universities for higher education, climbing 8 places in the latest global QS Graduate Employability Rankings released today.

The University was ranked 77th, strengthening its place in the top 100 global universities for the fourth consecutive year and maintaining its rank as eighth in Australia and top 25 in Asia Pacific.

The Rankings highlighted the top 500 institutions based on five key areas of graduate employability – employer partnerships, graduate employment, employer reputation, employer-student connections and alumni outcomes.

Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE said these latest results highlighted RMIT’s successful partnerships and reputation with employers, close research collaboration with industry and leading companies, internship and placement opportunities for students and successful employment rates for graduates.

“We strive to offer our students exceptional experiences to ensure they are equipped for life and ready to embrace and adapt to the rapidly changing world of work,” he said.

“Our strong partnerships with industry ensure we have a practical focus and are truly preparing our students to have the confidence, knowledge, and skills to succeed well beyond their university years.”

RMIT maintained a strong position for employer-student connections and improved across the remaining four assessment areas compared to last year.

The university moved up to fifth in Australia for graduate employment rate and was ranked 20th in Asia Pacific and 55th globally for this key area. Climbing 12 places since last year, it achieved 60th globally, 13th place in Asia Pacific and 4th in Australia for partnerships with employers. RMIT also rose 12 places to 90th globally for employer reputation.

Now in its fourth year, the QS Graduate Employability Rankings assessed 758 institutions, with 138 Universities ranked across the Asia Pacific.

There were twenty-six Australian universities assessed but only 15 ranked in the world’s top 300. The ranking is determined form five indicators, which includes assessing the reputation of institutions among employers, their connection to companies and how attractive an institution’s graduates are to employers.


Story: Kate Milkins and Angel Calderon

19 September 2019


19 September 2019


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