UKZN among institutions that have the best graduate employability

Six SA universities are ranked among the best in the world that have been named as the top tertiary institutions producing the most employable graduates

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global tertiary education analyst organisation, recently released its rankings of the top 500 universities around the world that offer the best employment opportunities for their alumni.

Stanford University in America emerged as the best university for employment opportunities, followed by the University of California (UCLA), Harvard University and the University of Sydney.

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The ranking previously looked only at the top 300 tertiary institutions around the world; this is the first time that QS has included 500 universities. In 2016/17, only two South African universities had made the list of 300.

But among the 500 institutions of higher education, six South African universities have claimed a spot on the list. The highest ranking of these is the University of Cape Town (UCT) which fell between 101 and 110 (the list does not offer an exact ranking for universities outside of the top 100, showing only their range within the ranking).

UCT is followed by the University of Witwatersrand, which is ranked between 201 and 250 and the University of Pretoria (between 251 and 300).

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The three remaining South African universities – Stellenbosch University, the University of Johannesburg and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) – are ranked between 301 and 500.

Extra source: BusinessTech