Strong demand for NUS graduates from global employers

NUS graduates are among the world’s top 10 most employable, according to the 2020 edition of the Global Employability Ranking.

The University jumped five places to ninth spot, from 14th place in 2019. It is the only Singapore university to be placed in the top 10, and indeed, in the top 20.

NUS is also doing well when compared with regional peers. Among Asian universities, it is behind only the University of Tokyo in seventh place.

“The National University of Singapore is rocketing (into) the top 10,” said HR consultancy Emerging, which commissioned and designed the ranking. Polling institute Trendence conducted the survey, while the exclusive publisher was Times Higher Education.

The survey reveals which universities the recruiters at top global companies think are the best at preparing students for the workplace. Some 250 universities from 43 countries were ranked, from the US to Japan.

Employers voted for institutions both in their own country and around the world, if they recruit internationally. Together these surveyed employers accounted for more than 300,000 recruitments in 2020, and provided insights behind recruiters’ choice of best universities in the context of the new disruptive workplace.

NUS has been placing much emphasis on producing workplace-ready graduates, offering students both breadth and depth in their education. It also partners graduates through a suite of lifelong learning opportunities so that they can continually learn new skills to adapt to a rapidly-changing workplace.

Earlier this year, the NUS Career Fest 2020 went online for the first time. Championed by the NUS Centre for Future-Ready Graduates, the event was the largest one yet and featured 370 organisations and prospective employers including JP Morgan, Amazon, UNIQLO Singapore, Seedly, and Ninja Van. Employers engaged students with virtual live chats throughout the two weeks. The event also included 26 career preparation workshops and recruitment webinars, to help students make a seamless transit from school to work.