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Graduate Employability

Graduate Employability is a relatively new ranking system produced by QS that takes into account five criteria: employer reputation, alumni outcomes, partnerships with employers, employer-student connections and graduate employment rate. 

According to the 2020 international QS Graduate Employability Survey the University of Pretoria (UP) is ranked among the top one hundred universities in the world for its alumni outcomes. The alumni outcomes were assessed by sourcing the alma maters of highly successful individuals included in 61 lists, each measuring desirable outcomes in a particular walk of life. In total, QS analysed the educational pathways of 21,000 of the world's most innovative, creative, wealthy, entrepreneurial, and/or philanthropic individuals to establish which universities are producing world-changing graduates. A weighting formula was applied for submissions from outside the US and UK.

UP was ranked number 225 in the world in terms of employer reputation metric. The Employer Reputation metric is based on almost 45,000 responses to the QS Employer Survey, and asks employers to identify those institutions from which they source the most competent, innovative, effective graduates.

UP was globally placed in the 251-300 bracket for its overall showing in the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, sharing the third position in South Africa with the US, after UCT and Wits.

UP's ranking reflects the emphasis placed by the University on enhancing employability. We currently offer Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship programmes, which aligns student competencies with the needs of employers and society and encourages entrepreneurship, as well as free professional online development packages.

Community Engagement

Lentšu la sechaba: The voice of the CE community.

With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, most community engagement opportunities were altered and only some can be postponed to be finished later when permitted as discussed with you on an individual basis.

Being social responsive is our strength at UP. In many instances are substituting interactive engagement with discipline-specific case studies and written assignments related to the challenges we are currently facing.In order to further the academic program under the current COVID-19 pandemic some academic programmes require final year students to do minimum hours of practical work in order to complete an academic programme/degree. Read more




Published by Sean Booysen

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