Two Malaysian varsities claim spots in latest GEURS survey

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022

PETALING JAYA: Two Malaysian universities have continued to claim spots in the latest Global Employability University Ranking and Survey (GEURS).

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Universiti Malaya were ranked at 207th and 221st places respectively.

The GEURS is run by the higher education HR consultancy Emerging and published by the Times Higher Education (THE).

The survey revealed the world’s top 250 universities according to recruiters and the 12th annual survey was done with 98,014 votes cast by international recruiters and managers supervising five or more graduates a year, said THE in a statement on Wednesday (Nov 23).

The employers that took part provided around 800,000 graduate jobs or placements in 2022-2023 in total.

These recruiters and managers selected universities from a list of over 1,000.

Emerging managing partner Sandrine Belloc said 92% of respondents believe universities should do more to increase digital skills.

“Digital skills are not the exclusive concern anymore of computer science faculties and their students, any university digital plan needs a transversal approach that includes all stakeholders,” she said.

THE Student editor Seeta Bhardwa said students and parents choose a university that will prepare them for the working world.

“This ranking helps students to find which universities around the world are teaching students the key skills they need to enter employment and succeed in the workplace.

“It’s interesting to see that digital skills are now the number one factor that employers look for in graduates and universities should incorporate this into the curriculum as a result,” she added.

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