Will I get a good job? Which employers can I get in touch with through the university I choose? Do they hire international students? Questions like these are important when choosing to study abroad. They effectively boil down to one factor: Employability.
When QS evaluates how employable students from different universities are, Chalmers University of Technology is ranked second in the Nordic countries, following KTH Royal Institute of Technology. QS is following five factors, ranking Chalmers in 81st place globally
In terms of how many employers the students meet on campus, Chalmers is strongest amongst the Nordic countries and in seventh place in Europe. Such connections build networks and can lead to internships and project opportunities. There are plenty of these occasions every year at Chalmers’ campuses.
Another success factor is how closely industry partners cooperate with Chalmers researchers and teachers. Here, Chalmers University of Technology ranks 17th in Europe and second in the Nordic countries, after Aarhus University, in the QS ranking. Other measurements, such as THE and Leiden, show that Chalmers University of Technology is amongst the top ranked in the world in co-publishing with industry
. They also show that Chalmers University of Technology has close relationships with partners in more industries than other universities at the top tier of the same lists, such as world-leading companies in the automotive, life science, telecom and power industries.
Reputation is also important. In the QS Employer survey, Chalmers is ranked second in the Nordic countries, following KTH Royal Institute of Technology. In Swedish surveys among the public
, Chalmers has been Sweden's highest-rated institution for eight consecutive years. Many Swedes see an education at Chalmers as the best start to a good career.
More than half of Chalmers students get their first job before graduation, shown by internal statistics. Over 90 percent have a relevant job within six months.
Many also become high-performers and get top positions later in their career. Alumni Jesper Brodin is CEO of Ikea, Martin Lorentzon and Ludwig Strigeus belong to Spotify's founders and owners. Martin Lundstedt is CEO of Sweden's largest company, the Volvo Group and Alexandra Hagen is CEO of the architect group White.
All of the above is linked to factors weighed into the QS employability index, where Chalmers University of Technology is ranked top-100 globally for the fourth consecutive year.
Text: Christian Borg