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Graduate Employability: Waseda is #1 again in Japan, #26 in World

According to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017 published on November 24, Waseda ranked No.1 once again for graduate employability in Japan. Furthermore, it listed No.26 worldwide, moving up seven spots from last year.

The ranking is calculated from measures of reputation among employers, alumni outcomes, partnerships with employers, employers’ presence on campus and graduate employment rates. The result shows Waseda’s success in relationships with employers in research and other projects, as well as exceptional performance of its graduates.

Waseda is the top university in Japan for graduate employability for the second year in a row, and 6th in Asia. Measuring the success of Waseda graduates, the rankings are also an objective evaluation of the various efforts made by the University following the Waseda Vision 150 strategic plan. One of the plan’s major goals is to foster global leaders. Specifically, the University aims to double the number of international students to 10,000 and have all of its students study abroad before graduation. To educate and guide the leaders of tomorrow, Waseda University is dedicated to making innovative reforms as leading university in Asia.

The rankings reflect the success of Waseda Graduates

Comments from Waseda University President Kaoru Kamata

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017 listed Waseda as No.1 again in Japan and raised its standing to 26th in the world, up from No.33 last year.

In addition to “Independence of Learning” and “Practical Utilization of Knowledge,” “Good Citizenship” is one of the founding principles of Waseda University. The University is committed to fostering enlightened citizens of altruistic nature who will be active in and contribute to society at large.

I believe the result of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings of this year reflects the success of many Waseda graduates fulfilling that mission.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017 

Rank Institution
1.  Stanford University
2.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
3.  Tsinghua University
4.  The University of Sydney
5.  University of Cambridge
6.  Ecole Polytechnique
7.  Columbia University
8.  University of Oxford
9.  University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
10.  Princeton University
11. The University of Melbourne
11. Peking University
13. Cornell University
14.  Fudan University
15. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
16. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
17.  University of Chicago
18. The University of Hong Kong
19.  University of Toronto
20. KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
20. Imperial College London
21.  National University of Singapore (NUS)
22.  University of Waterloo
23.  University of Pennsylvania
24.  UCL (University College London)
25.  Brown University
26.  Waseda University
26.  Northwestern University
27.  University of Michigan
28.  McGill University
29.  The University of Tokyo
30.  Technische Universität Darmstadt
30.  Duke University
32.  The Australian National University
33.  Shanghai Jiao Tong University
34.  California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
35.  The University of Manchester
36.  Zhejiang University
37. University of Navarra
37.  Politecnico di Milano
38. New York University (NYU)
39. University of Bristol
40.  Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
40. Chalmers University of Technology
41. University of British Columbia
42.  Monash University
42. Technical University of Munich
44. RWTH Aachen University
45.  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)
47.  Delft University of Technology
48.  Tokyo Institute of Technology
49.  KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
50.  The University of Edinburgh
51-60. Nagoya University, Osaka University
61-70. Keio University

※QS Rankings are published by QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd, a provider of data analysis and consulting in the field of higher education.

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