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UL Ranks Highly in QS Global Employability Ranking

Mon, 28 Nov 2016

The University of Limerick is one of three Irish universities to make it into the QS Graduate Employability Ranking for 2017, which celebrates 300 leading institutions in the field of graduate employability.  

Which universities best prepare students for the graduate world? That’s the question the latest university ranking from QS is attempting to answer. By exploring not only employment rates, but also the quality of alumni outcomes, links to businesses and the reputation of the institution in the graduate jobs world, the QS Intelligence Unit has compiled a list of the top universities supporting graduate employability.

Ranking in the 101-150 category, UL is the second highest ranked Irish institution after Trinity College Dublin.

The ranking is based on five indicators of employability success: employer reputation, alumni outcomes, industry partnerships, student-employer connections, and employment rates.

UL has a strong employability focus and is committed to equipping students and graduates with skills and competencies they will need to build successful careers. During their four years at UL, students have access to an extensive range of employability-focused activities, including placement, skills development and assessment sessions, and one-to-one consultations, to empower them to prepare for and manage their future careers. The University’s commitment to employability is reflected in our high level of graduate employment. According to the 2015 HEA graduate destination data, UL graduate employment stands at 73%, over 20% above the national average for the university sector. 

UL has previously ranked in the 71-80 band of the QS Top Universities under 50 years old and has been awarded QS 5 Stars in the areas of innovation, employability, teaching, engagement and internationalisation.

The full QS Graduate Employability Rankings for 2017 can be viewed here

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