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A global employability ranking, designed by HR consultancy Emerging and published last week by Times Higher Education, based on which universities are the best at preparing students for the workplace according to the recruiters at the world’s top companies, has ranked Hebrew University of Jerusalem students as the 62nd most employable graduates in the world.

The same ranking also positions Hebrew University graduates as the most employable from among all the Israeli universities, followed by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology at 113rd place, and Tel Aviv University at 135th. The Hebrew University moved up 5 points this year, from 67th last year.

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The 150 top universities in terms of graduates’ employment span 33 countries, as employers rated both for institutions in their own country and universities around the world if they recruit internationally.

In European countries such as France, Switzerland and Germany, professional experience is built into degree programs. Which may be the reason why France, Germany and Switzerland are among the best represented countries in the employability ranking. But US and UK universities own the top five spots: California Institute of Technology in first place, followed by Harvard, Columbia, MIT, and Cambridge.

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