September 11th, the international agency QS published the results of its fourth Graduate Employability Ranking.
In order to create the QS GER 2018 rating, QS specialists considered over 40 thousand employer surveys, studied more than 28 thousand of the most successful university graduates to determine which universities they attended, estimated employer-student connections based on the review of over 140 thousand events and around 200 thousand internship agreements.This year, the organization reviewed 660 universities, 18 of which from Russia.
While the pilot project was launched as recently as in 2015, the rating has become very popular among students, as it presents them with key information about potential universities. The ranking considers universities position on the labor market, their reputation amongst employers and the achievement levels of their graduates.
In 2018, MGIMO retained its place in the 201-250 range of the ranking, and remains in the top 3 best universities in Russia. MGIMO performs especially well in employment rate of graduates in the first year after graduation. In 2017, MGIMO was awarded «5 Stars» in the QS Stars Audit, thus becoming the first university in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and amongst BRICS countries to be bestowed with this accolade.