RMIT excels in graduate employability rankings

RMIT excels in graduate employability rankings

RMIT has strengthened its position amongst the top global universities, ranking 74th in the latest QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

The University  secured its place in the top 100 global universities for the fifth consecutive year, while also placing 1st in Australia in the graduate employment category.

The Rankings highlighted the top 550 institutions based on five key areas of graduate employability – employer partnerships, graduate employment, employer reputation, employer-student connections and alumni outcomes.

Across the five key areas overall, RMIT moved up to be ranked 23rd in Asia Pacific and 7th in Australia.

Interim Vice-Chancellor Dionne Higgins said these latest results highlighted RMIT’s strong partnerships and reputation with employers, close research collaboration with industry, internship and placement opportunities for students and outstanding employment outcomes for graduates.

“We focus on giving our students exceptional experiences to ensure they are set up well for life and ready to embrace and adapt to the rapidly changing world of work,” she said.

“Our strong partnerships with industry including Siemens, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Boeing, Microsoft and many more, 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 reputation and across the remaining four assessment areas.

The University moved up four places to first in Australia for graduate employment rate and was ranked 18th in Asia Pacific and 43rd globally for this key area. RMIT is ranked 61st globally, 13th in Asia Pacific and 4th in Australia for partnerships with employers. RMIT placed 100th globally for employer reputation.

Now in its fifth year, the QS Graduate Employability Rankings assessed 786 institutions, with 155 Universities ranked across the Asia Pacific.

There were 20 Australian universities ranked in the world’s top 500.  The ranking is determined from 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

23 September 2021


23 September 2021


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