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L’X, 10th most attractive institution in the world for employers

École Polytechnique is at the 10th position of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings which distinguishes the most successful universities in terms of employability worldwide. L'X is the first French institution of the ranking.


The 2016 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, published for the first time, shows the attractiveness of École Polytechnique graduates for recruiters worldwide. According to this pilot edition to assess the employability of graduates according to a new methodology, l'X takes the 10th place worldwide and ranks third in Europe.

This ranking, which aims to distinguish the most successful universities in terms of employability worldwide, ranks Stanford first, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in second place and Harverd in third.

In France, École Polytechnique is ranked first in front of École Centrale Paris (#28), Université Paris-Dauphine (101-150), Université Paris 1 and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (151-200).

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings is the result of an extensive research project which has been running since October 2014 and is a pilot initiative, with a methodology subject to changes for the next editions. This project’s aim is to design a new approach to, and a new methodology for, employability in university rankings. The methodology for the QS Graduate Employability Rankings differs from that found in the global rankings, using different indicators and changing the weighting of the existing indicators which it retains.

The universities are ranked according to five criteria: employer reputation (30%), Alumni outcomes (20%), partnerships with employers (25%), employers' presence on campus (15%) and Graduate employment rate (10%).

In the coming months, with the aim of publishing a more extensive version of its ranking, QS plans to add additional sub-categories to emphasise more the strengths of universities in terms of employability of its students.