American Univesity of Beirut

​AUB among the top 50 universities in the world for employability, yet again

​​​Jennifer Muller,, Office of Communications

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings for 2019 are out and AUB is confirmed as the best university in the region and among the top 50 worldwide in terms of producing the most employable graduates. 

The Graduate Employability Rankings from Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) are designed to provide students with a unique tool by which they can compare university performance in terms of graduate employability outcomes and prospects, highlighting institutions which are effective in preparing students for the workplace.

For the third year in a row, AUB is ranked far-and-away the best in the MENA region and in 2019 is ranked #45 among all universities worldwide for the employability of its graduates. This year, AUB ranks above such top-tier institutions such as the London School of Economics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Johns Hopkins University, the University of Edinburgh, and Kyoto University.

“AUB’s continued dominance in the QS ranking of graduate employability is evidence of AUB's success in achieving its mission of producing outstanding graduates, many of whom go on in their careers to become among the world’s most innovative, creative, prosperous, entrepreneurial, and/or philanthropic individuals,” said Dr. Lokman Meho, director of AUB University Libraries.

AUB scored particularly well in the category of graduate employment, taking the #12 spot globally, above both Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  This criterion measures the proportion of graduates in full- or part-time employment within 12 months of graduation. AUB also ranked very high—in the top 50 globally—in terms of alumni outcomes. To determine this, QS surveys over 150 high-achievers lists (more than 30,000 individuals), with extra weighting for young alumni who appear, in order to find which universities are producing world-changing individuals. AUB also did well in the other criterions, including reputation among employers, partnerships with employers, and employer-student connections.  

AUB is the only one of 23 institutions from the Middle East and North Africa to appear in the rankings and surpasses them all. No other university in the MENA region ranked even in the top 100.  From the Arab world, only 12 institutions made it into the rankings: two from Lebanon, three each in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, two in Saudi Arabia, and one each in Jordan and Kuwait.

Yet again, AUB has been deemed one of the world’s top in producing successful alumni and one of the most reputed and attractive universities among employers around the globe.

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