Trinity is the only Irish University to feature in the Global Employability University Ranking

Posted on: 23 December 2014

Trinity College Dublin is the only Irish university to appear in the 2014 Global Employability University Ranking which ranks the world's top 150 universities in terms of employability. It has been ranked 110th in the world and 53rd in Europe for employability.  The 2014 Global Employability University Ranking was published in the International New-York Times and New-York Times online earlier this month.

This unique ranking is the result of a survey of what 4,500 recruiters of major companies in 20 different countries are looking for in university systems round the world. More than 55% of participants represent companies with in excess of  1,000 employees.

The survey looked at 6,000 educational institutions and differs from others by focusing less on academic achievement in terms of research and development and more on the practical skills of ‘ready-for-work’ graduates in a wide range of countries.

It was conducted by the French Human Resources consultancy Emerging and German polling institute Trendence. Irish employers were not included in the survey, therefore the results reflect international employability. It is a valuable tool for employers, but also for students in choosing their university.

Trinity’s Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast, said the ranking places the university among the best in the world :

The Global Employability University Ranking confirms Trinity's position as a university delivering for Ireland at the highest international levels. To ensure Ireland's economic recovery continues, and to build a stronger society, we need to invest in higher education where the conditions for new enterprise and participatory citizenship are forged by our graduates. With the youngest demographic in Europe, Ireland is ideally placed to create a new generation of job creators and engaged global citizens. The latest ranking attests to the quality of a Trinity education which places student-centred learning at the heart of our academic mission.”