A new survey confirms Edinburgh’s place as a leading global institution.
The QS World Rankings 2011/12, which were announced on 5 September, have rated the University of Edinburgh 20th in the world, 5th in the UK and 6th in Europe.
The rankings, which surveyed 600 universities, 33,000 academics and 16,000 graduate employers across the globe, consider the University’s academic reputation, research impact, student/staff ratio and its percentage of international staff and students.
Edinburgh's position in the 2011 QS World Rankings highlights the University's international standing, our excellence in teaching and research and the employability of our graduates. These rankings recognise Edinburgh as one of the world's great universities, of which our staff, students and alumni should be justly proud.
Professor Mary Bownes
Vice Principal External Engagement
Edinburgh is ranked 15th for employability in the QS World University Rankings.
The QS results reflect how highly rated Edinburgh graduates are with international employers.
Employer endorsement of Edinburgh graduates is backed up by the University’s strong showing in the latest graduate employment figures published this summer by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
Statistics show that 94.5 per cent of 2009/10 students leaving Edinburgh were either in employment or further study six months after graduating. The figure is the highest in the prestigious Russell Group of Britain’s leading research intensive universities.
This latest endorsement of our graduates’ employability, which comes from leading organisations around the world, is an indication of the high regard in which our graduates are held. This endorsement is borne out by our excellent track record in helping students to find employment once they have completed their studies.
Director of the University of Edinburgh Careers Service
This article was published on Oct 21, 2011