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UNSW Sydney is in the top three Australian universities for graduate employment, and has moved up the global rankings by eight places this year.

The 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings: Graduate Employability reviewed 500 universities, placing UNSW third in Australia and moving it up to 28th in the world for graduate employability.

The QS graduate employability rankings were launched in 2015. This year more than 40,000 employers were surveyed across 39,000 mapped degrees and affiliations. As well as graduate employment outcomes, the rankings rate employer reputation, partnerships with employers, presence of employers on campus and achievements of alumni.

At 28th in the world, UNSW is among the top 6% in the rankings. UNSW scored very highly in Employer Reputation (94.9%) and Alumni Outcomes (93.3%). It was also above the Australian average for Partnerships with Employers.

The results follow UNSW’s top spot for graduate employability in a national survey of students this year. UNSW received the Most Popular Graduate Employer Award at the Top 100 Graduate Employers and Future Leaders Awards in May. Winners were selected on the basis of ratings from more than 90,000 university graduates who logged on to recruitment firm GradConnection’s website in 2017.

“Education provides many opportunities and in practice the opportunity to get a good job is one of them. I am delighted that once again UNSW has such a high world ranking in employability which shows how in demand our graduates are,” said Professor Merlin Crossley, UNSW Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

MIT was named the best university in the world for graduate employment, followed by Stanford.

The full QS rankings report is here.