05 September 2011
Global employers prefer RMIT graduates
The latest QS World University Rankings reveal that global employers have a strong preference for RMIT University graduates.
RMIT has shot up 15 places in the eyes of the world's employers, in the latest QS World University Rankings. Photo: John Gollings.
The rankings also recognise RMIT as one of the world's most globalised universities.
Some 5,000 global employers took part in the ranking exercise, indicating from which universities they would prefer to recruit graduates.
RMIT has leapt from 76th in the world to 51st.
RMIT was ranked sixth worldwide for the international profile of its student cohort.
The University was 21st worldwide for the international profile of its academic staff. Almost half of all RMIT academics were born outside Australia.
In Engineering and Technology, RMIT is ranked 90th. In the overall rankings, RMIT is placed at 228th (224th last year).
RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said: "RMIT is a global university of technology and design.
"The University has established an international reputation for excellence in education, applied and innovative research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the cities in which it is located.
"Work-relevant and industry-partnered research, like our learning and teaching, helps equip our graduates with the skills that employers clearly value.
"The University is one of the most internationalised educational institutions in the world - offering students and staff a global passport to learning and work."
2011 has seen more than 2,000 universities considered and more than 700 evaluated, as well as record response levels to academic and employer surveys, making the QS World University Rankings the largest and most extensive exercise of its kind.