ITMO University made it into the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022, an annual ranking of universities all over the world. It’s published by Quacquarelli Symonds, one of the leading analytical agencies in the field of higher education. This QS Ranking evaluates the employability of university graduates on the global market.
QS Graduate Employability Ranking was first released in 2015. A total of 550 leading universities from all over the world were included in the final published ranking this year, which is 10% more than in 2019 (in 2020, the ranking wasn’t released). ITMO University was put in a range from 301st to 500th place.
The universities are assessed using five criteria. The key ones are Employer reputation (30% of the total score), Partnerships with Employers per Faculty (25%), and Alumni outcomes (25%); the other two are Employer/Student Connections (10%) and Graduate employment rate (10%).
ITMO performed best in the Partnerships with Employers per Faculty category, as the number of partnership agreements with companies and the number of top 2000 leading organizations from Fortune and Forbes’ lists with which ITMO has joint publications is above average among Russian universities in the ranking. The university also showed great results in the Employer/Student Connections and Graduate employment rate categories in the range of 201 and higher.