Uni of Adelaide tops state for graduate employability


The University of Adelaide is again South Australia’s number 1 university and among the leaders in Australia for graduate employability, according to the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Ranking.

The QS Graduate Employability Ranking is a global ranking based on a range of measures, including partnerships with employers, employer-student connections, the graduate employment rate, alumni outcomes, and the University’s reputation as judged by employers around the world.

The University of Adelaide is the clear leader in South Australia in this world ranking.

The news follows the release earlier this week of the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, which shows the University of Adelaide is also number 1 in the state for undergraduate students earning full-time employment within three years of completing their studies.

“The University of Adelaide has had a very successful year in the major international rankings this year, and to again be named South Australia’s number 1 university for employability is very pleasing,” says the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Høj AC.

“This sends a message to our students that as well as learning the very best knowledge in their fields, by the time they graduate they will have acquired the attributes that leading employers are looking for – and they will be in demand.

“We already attract a very strong calibre of students at the University of Adelaide. As graduates, they will go out into the world being able to think critically and creatively, with flexible, problem-solving mindsets, and with the ability to demonstrate leadership.

“In recent years, the University of Adelaide has been building its key relationships with industry and business in areas of critical and strategic need for the state. This includes the establishment of several impressive industry advisory boards that have direct input into our educational offering. The advisory board members represent major employers across key sectors of the economy, and they provide crucial information about what qualities and skills graduates need to be successful.

“This work will continue to benefit our graduates in the years to come, helping them to make major contributions to industry, business, government and our community, and setting them on a path to lifetime success,” Professor Høj says.

For more information about employability at the University of Adelaide, visit: adelaide.edu.au/employability

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