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UCD in world top 100 for helping graduates get job

Katherine Donnelly ·

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University College Dublin (UCD) has been ranked number one in Ireland for graduate employability, and is among the world's top 100.

UCD has climbed one place to 74th in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019, which compared 500 universities worldwide on helping students to transition to a successful career, with insights from 42,000 national and international employers.

Trinity College Dublin is ranked second in Ireland, in a band covering 101st-110th positions, followed by the University of Limerick (201-250) and NUI Galway and University College Cork, both 301-500.

In the more broadly based QS World University Rankings, Trinity is placed higher than UCD - 104th compared with 193rd in 2018.

QS research director Ben Sowter said: "Universities that have excellent research profiles and global reputations aren't always those that do most to nurture student employability."

Trinity was top in Ireland in producing world leader-type graduates, 39th in the world, and also in the proportion of graduates employed 12 months after leaving college.

UCD scored higher on the other three measures and is regarded as doing more to engage with employers, to offer students the chance to expand their networks by meeting companies on campus, and to nurture graduates about whom employers speak positively.

Irish Independent

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