International Herald Tribune rank University of Birmingham 55th in world in their Global Employability Rankings

Posted on Wednesday 21st December 2011

We are delighted to report that the International Herald Tribune, the global edition of The New York Times, has ranked the University of Birmingham 55th in the world and 9th in UK for post qualification employability. The rankings illustrate the top 150 universities most frequently selected by global employers.

Emerging, a French consulting firm, surveyed employers on which schools they tended to rely on, and on what qualities made job candidates most employable. Carried out in collaboration with Trendence, a German consulting firm, the survey included hundreds of employers from 10 countries.

Emerging boiled down the results to 150 universities that it called the Emerging/Trendence Global Employability Ranking — a list that includes the traditional top elite schools in North America as well as relative newcomers in Asia and Europe.
The study is meant to give “universities, recruiters and students the most valuable of tools: a road-tested blueprint of where it’s best to study in order to get a job,” Emerging said as it released its findings.

Professor James Arthur, Head of the School of Education commented 'This ranking demonstrates that we deliver programmes which are valued both by our students and their future employers. We shall continue to work hard to improve the quality of our programmes and the job prospects of our students.'

Learn more, click here to view the rankings table or to read the article in full at New York Times online