Global Employability University Ranking 2013 Puts Trinity on Top for Ireland
Posted on 01 November 2013
Trinity College Dublin has featured in the recently published Global Employability University Survey 2013 which ranks universities based on their reputation among employers. Responses from over 2,700 recruiters in 20 countries were tallied to determine which local universities produced the best graduates. Trinity College Dublin is the only Irish university to feature in the rankings.
The Global Employability University Survey is compiled by French human resources consulting group Emerging Associates along with Trendence, a German polling and research institute. The survey aimed to build a profile of the ideal graduate employee. Respondents had a minimum of four years’ experience and the survey targeted those aiming to hire internationally. Countries covered were Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. The top-150 university ranking was derived from their responses, combined with those of a subsequent poll of 2,300 top executives in a total of 30 countries.
The survey offers some insights into recruitment attitudes and highlights the value of a Trinity education internationally. Approximately half the recruiters said that teaching practical know-how, the ability to combine theoretical with practical knowledge and soft skills were the most important characteristics of an ideal university. The results also suggest that student internships are highly valued by employers. Trinity is actively working with potential employers on the identification and development of summer internship opportunities for Trinity students which support the aims of the Global Relations Strategy.