National University of Singapore (NUS) graduates are the 16th most employable in the world, according to the Global University Employability Ranking conducted by Times Higher Education (THE). It also placed fourth in Asia in the same survey.
NUS is the only Singapore University to be among the world’s 20 best universities for employment.
The Global University Employability Ranking measures how universities perform on graduate employability. The global annual survey was conducted with 2,500 recruiters from 22 countries, and a second panel of 3,500 international managers around the world.
Survey participants were asked to define what they look for in graduates and choose the universities they believe produce the most employable graduates. The companies that had participated in the survey covered all major business sectors, had more than 5,000 employees each and recruited more than 50 graduates each year.
Elated by the performance of the University, Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost said, “We are pleased that NUS graduates continue to be among the most sought-after by employers around the world. This is a demonstration of how NUS’ transformative education, which stresses academic rigour, experiential learning, global exposure and real-world relevance, provides our graduates with strong employment prospects.”
He added, “NUS will continue to vigorously pursue our strategy of nurturing future-ready graduates and build upon our efforts to prepare our students for a dynamic, fast-changing workplace of the future. We will also further develop the University into an institution for lifelong learning, where our graduates could continually upgrade their skills and develop new competencies to excel in their careers in Singapore and around the world.”
NUS was ranked 15th in the world and third in Asia last year.