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IE University consolidates its position among the 25 top universities in the world for employability

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IE University has been ranked No. 1 in Spain, No. 7 in Europe and No. 24 in the world in the Global University Employability Survey and Ranking 2017, published today by UK journal Times Higher Education, an international reference in the university sector. IE University, which has climbed in the ranking since last year’s edition, has consolidated its position among the global “top 25” universities according to the opinions of recruiters, and HR directors of international firms.

The Global University Employability Survey and Ranking 2017, drawn up by consulting firms Emerging (France) and Trendence (Germany), gauges the degree of employability of graduates from 150 universities around the world. The survey is based on the opinions of some 6,000 recruiters and directors in large firms from 21 countries which include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Spain, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Holland, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

The ranking highlights the U.S. as having the most attractive universities for recruiters and the highest level of employability among graduates. There are thirty five institutions from the US featured in the report, seven of which are among the top ten. The ranking is headed by California Institute of Technology, Harvard, Columbia, and Massachussetts Institute of Tecnology (MIT). The top European University is Cambridge, in fifth place, followed by Technical University of Munich (8th) and Oxford (15th), while the top Asian university is that of Tokyo, in ninth position. The top ten universities comprise seven U.S. universities, two European, and one Asian. The top thirty comprises ten universities in the U.S., ten in Europe, seven in Asia, two in Canada, and one in Australia.

IE University has further consolidated its position having climbed a position since last year’s edition and three positions since the 2015 ranking. It is now the No. 1 University in Spain in this employability report, and No. 7 in Europe, close behind Cambridge, Technical University of Munich, Oxford, Imperial College London, École Polytechnique, and H.E.C. Paris.

“It’s wonderful news that year on year leading firms from around the world have the utmost confidence in the skills and capacities of our graduates,” says Salvador Carmona, Rector of IE University. “Our University’s position among the ‘top 25’ higher education institutions most appreciated by HR directors worldwide serves to strengthen our commitment to quality and academic excellence.”