Global Employability Rankings: Nigerian Universities Missing


No Nigerian university made it to the 2016 Global Employability Rankings, while only four African universities were represented in the list.

Five different nations are represented in the top 10, with United States universities dominating five of the top 10 places.

In the QS Quacquarelli Symonds’ first QS Graduate Employability Rankings, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology lead the ranks, taking first and second places respectively, while China’s Tsinghua University takes third place.

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The other countries represented in the top 1o are; China, Australia (the University of Sydney, 4th), France (Ecole Polytechnique, 6th), and the United Kingdom (the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, 5th and 8th respectively).

The other top-10 American institutions are Columbia University (7th), the University of California, Berkeley (9th), and Princeton University (10th).

Tsinghua’s third-place finish is one of the several strong Chinese performances: Peking University ranks joint 11th, while Fudan University is 14th.

Coming at the top of the African contingent is the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The other three are; the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, the American University in Cairo (Egypt) and Cairo University (Egypt).

Latin America’s highest-ranked university is Mexico’s Tecnológico de Monterrey (40th), while Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (45th) also places within the top 50.

For the Arab region, Lebanon’s American University of Beirut (81-90) is the highest-ranked of six featured universities placing in the QS University Rankings, while Universities from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt were featured in the ranks.


A global employability ranking, reveals which universities recruiters at top companies think are the best at preparing students for the workplace.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings is an annual ranking of universities around the world, celebrating institutions which are committed to and effective in preparing students for the workplace.

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The rankings favour universities with a strong STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – focus, particularly those emphasizing technology.