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Three Project 5-100 participants featured in the new QS global ranking on graduate employability

November 23, 2016

Higher School of Economics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and National University of Science and Technology MISiS have made it into the QS Graduate Employability Ranking. This is the first official publication of this kind from QS Intelligence Unit, unlike several previous pilots. It aims to analyze the dependencies between the activities of universities and their graduates’ employability.

All Project 5-100 participants entered the 200+ group, and NUST MISiS was recognized as one of the world’s best universities in terms of “Employer-student connections” as it scored 100 out of 100 points. In the same category, MIPT was ranked among the top 80. The “Graduate Employment Rate” criterion puts MIPT among the top 40, NUST MISiS among the top 60 and HSE among the top 90 leading global universities.

“As the global employment market changes in unprecedented ways, students are increasingly emphasizing the link between their university choice and their future career. We’re confident that the insights provided by this ranking will prove invaluable in allowing them to do so”, was the comment of Ben Sowter, Head of QS Intelligence Unit, on the need for a new ranking.

Other Russian universities featured in the ranking include MSU and MGIMO (in the top 150), SPbSU and Plekhanov University (top 200).

Graduate Employability Ranking methodology is markedly different from that of other QS rankings. It is primarily based on Employer reputation (30%), Employer partnerships (25%) and Alumni outcomes (20%). Other indicators include Employer-student connections (15%) and Graduate employment rate (10%). The latter indicator reflects employment within 12 months after graduation.