Want To Work Outside Of The US? Here Are The Top 150 Universities To Attend

Ever dreamed of working outside of the US after graduation? Recently got a hankering for it after this election? (Too soon?). According to the Times Higher Education these 150 schools rank as producing the most employable students, globally.

Rank Institution Country
1 California Institute of Technology United States
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
3 Harvard University United States
4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
5 Stanford University United States
6 Yale University United States
7 University of Oxford United Kingdom
8 Technical University of Munich Germany
9 Princeton University United States
10 University of Tokyo Japan
11 Boston University United States
12 Columbia University United States
13 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
14 University of Toronto Canada
15 National University of Singapore Singapore
16 Imperial College London United Kingdom
17 Peking University China
18 McGill University Canada
19 University of California, Berkeley United States
20 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
21 HEC Paris France
22 Australian National University Australia
23 King’s College London United Kingdom
24 University of Manchester United Kingdom
25 IE University Spain
26 EMLYON France
27 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland
28 Duke University United States
29 Johns Hopkins University United States
30 Brigham Young University United States
31 LMU Munich Germany
32 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
33 École Normale Supérieure France
34 Dartmouth College United States
35 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
36 Mines ParisTech France
37 Fudan University China
38 Indian Institute of Science India
39 New York University United States
40 Brown University United States
41 University of California, Los Angeles United States
42 CentraleSupélec France
43 École Polytechnique France
44 University of Montreal/HEC Canada
45 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom
46 University of British Columbia Canada
47 University of Melbourne Australia
48 University College London United Kingdom
49 University of Sydney Australia
50 Goethe University Frankfurt Germany
51 University of Copenhagen Denmark
52 Carnegie Mellon University United States
53 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
54 Cornell University United States
55 University of Chicago United States
56 Heidelberg University Germany
57 Monash University Australia
58 Ghent University Belgium
59 Tsinghua University China
60 University of California, San Francisco United States
61 Humboldt University of Berlin Germany
62 Stockholm University Sweden
63 KU Leuven Belgium
64 University of New South Wales Australia
65 Kyoto University Japan
66 University of Navarra Spain
67 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
67 Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Germany
69 University of Zurich Switzerland
70 University of Helsinki Finland
71 University of São Paulo Brazil
72 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
73 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) Taiwan
74 ESSEC Business School France
75 McMaster University Canada
76 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
77 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
78 Lund University Sweden
78 University Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Italy
80 University of California, San Diego United States
81 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
82 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea
83 Michigan State University United States
84 University of Bristol United Kingdom
85 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
86 University Ramón Llull Spain
87 Pierre and Marie Curie University France
88 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
89 University of Southern California United States
90 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
91 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
92 University of Göttingen Germany
93 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
94 Georgetown University United States
95 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
96 Technical University of Berlin Germany
97 Sciences Po France
98 University of Pennsylvania United States
99 University of Lausanne Switzerland
100 Northwestern University United States
101 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
102 Rice University United States
103 University of Texas at Austin United States
103 University of Washington United States
105 University of Bern Switzerland
106 Polytechnic University of Milan Italy
107 Seoul National University South Korea
108 Leiden University Netherlands
109 Ohio State University United States
110 Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education Mexico
111 Zhejiang University China
112 University of Groningen Netherlands
113 Paris-Sud University France
114 Texas A&M University United States
115 Free University of Berlin Germany
116 Karolinska Institute Sweden
117 Purdue University United States
118 Osaka University Japan
119 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
119 Nanjing University China
121 Pohang University of Science and Technology South Korea
122 Technion Israel Institute of Technology Israel
122 University of Oslo Norway
124 University of Alberta Canada
125 University of Basel Switzerland
125 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia
127 National Taiwan University Taiwan
127 University of Science and Technology of China China
129 Keio University Japan
130 University of Michigan United States
130 RWTH Aachen University Germany
132 MIT France
133 University of Geneva Switzerland
134 Trinity College Dublin Republic of Ireland
135 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey United States
136 University of Iceland Iceland
137 Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Italy
138 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
139 Tel Aviv University Israel
140 University of Auckland New Zealand
141 National Tsing Hua University Taiwan
142 University of Florida United States
143 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
144 University of Vienna Austria
145 Saint Petersburg State University Russia
146 University of Buenos Aires Argentina
147 American-University of Dubai UAE
148 University of Malaya (UM) Malaysia
149 King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia
150 National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico


The findings were drawn from 2500 recruiters from 20 countries, and 3500 managers worldwide, and revealed many differences in what employers in certain countries value over others. Employers in France, India, the US and the UK see strong communication skills as being one of the most important employability traits, while Chinese and German managers consider an employee that’s easily adaptable to be most attractive.

Whatever your strongest skill sets are, one things for certain – there’s a whole lot of opportunity out there. Get your passport ready.


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