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Four Taiwanese universities ranked in students' employability: survey

2017/11/16 23:40:19

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London, Nov. 16 (CNA) Taiwan had four universities included in the 2017 Global University Employability Ranking, which assesses how well universities prepare students for the workplace, with National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) leading the pack, ranking 65th place among a total of 150 academic institutions worldwide, according to the U.K.-based Times Higher Education (THE) Thursday.

A total of 150 universities worldwide were ranked in the survey conducted annually. It researches the opinions of human resources executives on which universities are the best at preparing their students for the workplace.

While NTUST moved up eight places from last year's 73rd spot and was ranked the highest out of the Taiwanese universities included in this year's list, National Taiwan University (NTU) also moved up five places from last year's 127th, to be ranked at 122nd place.

NTUST and NTU were not the only ones moving up in the rankings. National Tsing Hua University found itself rising five places as well, from last year's 141st place to 136th place.

Meanwhile, National Chiao Tung University, which was not included in the list last year, made it on the list this year at 144th place.

The survey was jointly conducted by THE and HR consultancy Emerging, a manpower company. It sought the opinions of 6,000 human resource managers from multinational corporations.

Simon Baker, THE's data analyst, said universities in Asia were improving, with many institutions included on the list coming from China, Taiwan and South Korea.

(By Tai Ya-chen and William Yen)
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