Employers rank Monash as a top provider of job ready graduates
Monash University has maintained its ranking as one of the world’s top 100 universities for graduate employment according to a major annual survey published by Times Higher Education today.
The survey, commissioned by French consulting agency Emerging based on data collected by German market research firm Trendence placed Monash 57 in the top 100 list for graduate employability as judged by global recruiters and business leaders.
More than 2,500 recruiters and over 3,500 senior business people employed with international companies participated in the 2016 Global Employability University Ranking survey. Companies involved in the survey covered all major business sectors, had more than 5,000 employees and recruited over 50 graduates per year. Survey participants were selected across more than 20 countries.
Rankings were based on a variety of factors including ‘past experience with graduates’; ‘expertise in one field of competence’; ‘production of ready-to-work graduates’; ‘quality of research facilities and teaching staff’; and ‘links with companies’.
Monash President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the ranking confirmed the University’s excellence for equipping graduates with the knowledge, the expertise and the ambition for success in a fast changing and competitive global workplace.
“Monash is a very effective launch pad for graduates seeking to make a long-term impact in the marketplace. We work closely with the business and not for profit sectors to ensure our courses and programs reflect the challenges and opportunities facing the world today,” Professor Gardner said.
“Underpinning our achievements as a respected global institution has been our record in attracting and retaining high quality educators and researchers,” Professor Gardner said.
Monash University is Australia’s largest university and has more than 70,000 students. It has campuses in Australia, Malaysia, India and China and a learning centre in Prato, Italy.