ANU graduates the nation’s most employable

Graduations ANU
Friday 13 November 2015

Graduates from The Australian National University (ANU) have been named the most employable in the nation.

ANU is Australia's top university for getting a job for the third year in a row in the latest Global Employability University Rankings for 2015.

ANU was ranked 32 in the world in the survey of recruiters from 21 countries.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Harding said the results reflected the quality of education offered at ANU and the calibre of ANU students.

"These results highlight the world-class education the University offers," Professor Harding said.

"ANU students have a global outlook and build on their life experiences in Australia and increasingly more internationally as part of their education.

"This all helps make ANU graduates highly sought after by employers."

Professor Harding said the ANU campus was unique with many students choosing to live on campus compared to other universities in Australia.

"The unique part about living on campus is that the experience is vibrant, students are exposed to a range of ideas from Australia and abroad and many make life-long friends," she said.

The survey was designed and commissioned by French human resources consulting agency Emerging and carried out by the German market research firm Trendence.

It asks recruiters from 21 major countries to answer questions about the ideal attributes of graduates and universities, and also to select which institutions they think produce the best recruits.

The results have been published in the Times Higher Education Global Employability University Rankings for 2015.

The Times Higher Education Rankings in October rated ANU as number one in Australia for life sciences.

In September, the global QS World University Rankings rated ANU in the top 20 universities in the world and number one in Australia.

Originally published at the ANU Newsroom

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