NSTeducation: Universiti Malaya (UM) leads the rank for Malaysian universities at 141-150 position, rising two bands from last year. In second and third place are Taylor’s University and UCSI University, respectively.
The 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings (QSGER) by global higher education think tank QS Quacquarelli Symonds recently listed the top 500 universities according to their ability to provide students with a successful career.
“This ranking offers a complementary perspective to our World University Rankings. By entirely focusing on employability, this table highlights that there are institutions which perform very well in this important dimension and others that while performing brilliantly in our overall exercise, have room for improvement in this area,” he added.
Employer reputation takes the biggest percentage, at 30 per cent of each university’s possible score, with the information derived from QS global poll of active recruiters involving 45,000 hiring managers and other employer representatives across the globe.
Taking 25 per cent of the overall score, this indicator is designed to go further than the graduate employment rate, not simply whether a university graduate has a career. It identifies those universities most likely to produce graduates that go on to become luminaries in their field.
Unfortunately, none of the nine Malaysian universities scored for this indicator, which accounts for university collaborations with 2,000 top companies.
The other 10 per cent is graduate employment rate which measures of how many alumni are working a year after graduation. UTAR scored the highest at 10, followed by UMP (15) and Taylor’s University (16).Read more: New Straits Times
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