On November 24, 2021, the British newspaper Times Higher Education (THE) published its 11th ranking of the world’s top 250 universities, based on the reputation and attractiveness of graduates (Master’s or equivalent).
The Global Employability University Ranking and Survey (GEURS), coordinated by the recruitment firm Emerging, is the result of votes cast by 10,928 international recruiters across 23 countries. France won 7.32% of the vote, just ahead of the United Kingdom (7.29%) and Germany (6.8%). However, it is far behind the United States, which received 25.41% of the vote.
American universities continue to dominate the rankings, with seven institutions among the top 15, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the lead. Prestigious British universities Oxford and Cambridge were ranked eighth and fourth, respectively.
This year, Pekin University enabled China to enter the top 15. The French school with the highest score in the rankings, Centrale Supélec, was ranked 22nd again this year. There are some 17 French institutions in the Times Higher Education rankings.
It should be noted that, for the first time, soft skills such as leadership, adaptability and critical thinking, as well as digital skills, are placed above academic excellence for employability.