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Danish universities among the best at producing employable graduates

The University of Copenhagen (KU) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) are among the four Nordic universities, which have been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for delivering work-ready graduates

The University of Copenhagen is found at Nr. 51 while the Tecnical University of Copenhagen (DTU) has conquered the 76. spot. With more than 800 universities worldwide this is quite the achievement. 

The idea of employability is full of paradoxes. The most striking is that, while universities and employers agree that it’s increasingly important for graduates, there’s little agreement on what it means.

The Global University Employability Ranking is based on survey results from 3,450 CEOs in international companies, who agreed that a candidate’s job eligibility consists of a mix of job-related competencies such as relevant experience, high degrees of specialisation, and at least two foreign languages.

Global University Employability Ranking 2016 results

Rank Institution Country Score 
1 California Institute of Technology United States 927
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States 887
3 Harvard University United States 853
4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 836
5 Stanford University United States 805
6 Yale University United States 800
7 University of Oxford United Kingdom 773
8 Technical University of Munich Germany 744
9 Princeton University United States 713
10 University of Tokyo Japan 677
11 Boston University United States 648
12 Columbia University United States 576
13 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong 558
14 University of Toronto Canada 541
15 National University of Singapore Singapore 530
16 Imperial College London United Kingdom 517
17 Peking University China 508
18 McGill University Canada 504
19 University of California, Berkeley United States 487
20 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan 466
21 HEC Paris France 465
22 Australian National University Australia 438
23 King’s College London United Kingdom 431
24 University of Manchester United Kingdom 420
25 IE University Spain 417
26 EMLYON France 415
27 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland 403
28 Duke University United States 382
29 Johns Hopkins University United States 378
30 Brigham Young University United States 372
31 LMU Munich Germany 368
32 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom 367
33 École Normale Supérieure France 366
34 Dartmouth College United States 348
35 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland 339
36 Mines ParisTech France 336
37 Fudan University China 333
38 Indian Institute of Science India 331
39 New York University United States 329
40 Brown University United States 328
41 University of California, Los Angeles United States 319
42 CentraleSupélec  France 312
43 École Polytechnique France 311
44 University of Montreal/HEC Canada 308
45 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom 307
46 University of British Columbia Canada 305
47 University of Melbourne Australia 303
48 University College London United Kingdom 301
49 University of Sydney Australia 297
50 Goethe University Frankfurt Germany 291
51 University of Copenhagen Denmark 287
52 Carnegie Mellon University United States 285
53 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China 284
54 Cornell University United States 283
55 University of Chicago United States 282
56 Heidelberg University Germany 279
57 Monash University Australia 276
58 Ghent University Belgium 273
59 Tsinghua University China 272
60 University of California, San Francisco United States 269
61 Humboldt University of Berlin Germany 268
62 Stockholm University Sweden 266
63 KU Leuven Belgium 265
64 University of New South Wales Australia 263
65 Kyoto University Japan 262
66 University of Navarra  Spain 259
=67 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel 256
=67 Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Germany 256
69 University of Zurich  Switzerland 255
70 University of Helsinki Finland 252
71 University of São Paulo Brazil 247
72 Delft University of Technology Netherlands 245
73 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) Taiwan 244
74 ESSEC Business School France 242
75 McMaster University Canada 241
76 Technical University of Denmark Denmark 237
77 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 235
=78 Lund University Sweden 231
=78 University Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Italy 231
80 University of California, San Diego United States 230
81 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany 227
82 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea 226
83 Michigan State University United States 224
84 University of Bristol United Kingdom 221
85 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 220
86 University Ramón Llull Spain 217
87 Pierre and Marie Curie University France 216
88 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands 214
89 University of Southern California United States 212
90 University of Birmingham United Kingdom 207
91 KTH Royal Institute of Technology  Sweden 205
92 University of Göttingen Germany 202
93 University of Nottingham United Kingdom 200
94 Georgetown University United States 198
95 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands 193
96 Technical University of Berlin Germany 189
97 Sciences Po France 186
98 University of Pennsylvania United States 182
99 University of Lausanne Switzerland 181
100 Northwestern University United States 180

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