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University Company Ranking

Report on the employability of Spanish graduates over the past 5 years.

3ND UNIVERSITY-COMPANY RANKING 2017


The contribution of universities to the development of the social and economic welfare in a country is one of the basic pillars for competitiveness and growth. However, the knowledge society and globalization impose constant challenges to the university world, which needs to adapt to this ever-changing society.
Once more, everis foundation in its effort to innovate and contribute to projects of education, science, innovation and entrepreneurship, presents its third edition of the University-Company Ranking. This ranking analyses the opinion of employers about the competences of the newly graduates. It is an original proposal because of the approach used as it offers the possibility of analysing the evolution of the universities and their adjustment to the reality of the Spanish market..

These are the main conclusions:

HONESTY AND ETHICAL COMMITMENTS ARE STILL THE MOST DEMANDED COMPETENCES BY EMPLOYERS

THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPETENCES INCREASES OVERALLLY HIGHLIGHTING ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM SOLVING AND GUIDANCE TO RESULTS

THE EMPLOYEES DO NOT REACH THE EXPECTED PERFORMANCE BUT THEIR EVOLUTION IS POSITIVE

ONE THIRD OF THE COMPANIES HIRED SOME NEWLY GRADUATE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS INCREASING IN MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

ADMINISTRATION AND BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING LEAD THE HIRING FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

MOBILITY KEEPS STAGNANT AS IN PREVIOUS EDITIONS, WHICH LIMITS THE EMPLOYMENTS OPPORTUNITIES


STRENGTHEN THE RELATIONSHIP:

UNIVERSITY-STUDENT-COMPANY


The University-Company Ranking aims to provide systematic and comprehensive information about how companies perceive the university world. The main objective is to study the difference between what is learnt in universities and what companies seek, therefore providing useful information to future students that will be useful when making the complex decision of which degrees to study and which are the best institutions to study at.
The data from this report provides additional information to research that has already been carried out about universities and companies, and can thereby lead to further discussion on employability and geographical mobility of graduates.

THE RANKING OF THE UNIVERSITIES


As a final result of the study, a list of the top 10 universities ranked by recruiters has been elaborated according to each field of study. The ranking is based on the overall adaptation of the skills acquired in the university to the needs of companies.

SKILLS VS NEEDS OF UNIVERSITIES IN THE FIELD OF

IT AND ICT


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 8,04
2 Universidad de Zaragoza 7,95
3 Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña 7,85
4 Universidad de Sevilla 7,80
5 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 7,59
6 Universidad de Barcelona 7,58
7 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,56
8 Universidad del País Vasco 7,38
9 Universidad de Oviedo 7,09
10 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 6,95
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

HUMANITY AND OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCIES


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,62
2 Universidad Pompeu Fabra 7,53
3 Universidad de Barcelona 7,49
4 Universidad de Sevilla 7,40
5 Universidad del País Vasco 7,38
6 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona 7,35
7 Universidad de Granada 7,31
8 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos 7,08
9 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 6,98
10 Universidad de Murcia 6,81
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, ECONOMICS AND LAW


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad de Sevilla 7,92
2 Universidad de Valencia 7,73
3 Universidad de Vigo 7,73
4 Universidad de Deusto 7,53
5 Universidad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 7,52
6 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona 7,50
7 Universidad del País Vasco 7,49
8 Universidad de Alicante 7,38
9 Universidad de Zaragoza 7,35
10 Universidad de Castilla La Mancha 7,34
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

HEALTH AND WELFARE


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad de Alicante 8,71
2 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona 8,34
3 Universidad Castilla La Mancha 8,03
4 Universidad del País Vasco 7,96
5 Universidad de Granada 7,93
6 Universidad de Barcelona 7,58
7 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,56
8 Universidad Santiago de Compostela 7,41
9 Universidad de León 7,38
10 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 7,16
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING<


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad de Valencia 8,44
2 Universidad de Murcia 8,11
3 Universidad Castilla La Mancha 8,10
4 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 7,91
5 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,71
6 Universidad del País Vasco 7,69
7 Universidad de Valladolid 7,68
8 Universidad de Cantabria 7,60
9 Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña 7,60
10 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 7,49
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

IT AND ICT


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 8,68
2 Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña 7,95
3 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 7,83
4 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,55
5 Universidad de Politécnica de Madrid 7,52
6 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona 7,34
7 Universidad del País Vasco 7,33
8 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos 7,33
9 Universidad de Zaragoza 7,31
10 Universidad de Oviedo 6,25
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

HUMANITY AND OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCIES


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad de Santiago de Compostela 8,26
2 Universidad de La Laguna 8,10
3 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 7,84
4 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos 7,82
5 Universidad de Murcia 7,75
6 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,66
7 Universidad de Sevilla 7,63
8 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 7,56
9 Universidad de Barcelona 7,53
10 Universidad de Granada 7,42
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, ECONOMICS AND LAW


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad de Valencia 8,04
2 Universidad Granada 7,90
3 Universidad de las Islas Baleares 7,86
4 Universidad de Barcelona 7,79
5 Universidad de Murcia 7,51
6 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos 7,48
7 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona 7,44
8 Universidad de Oviedo 7,36
9 Universidad de Alicante 7,34
10 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,33
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

HEALTH AND WELFARE


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad de Alicante 9,16
2 Universidad de Barcelona 8,07
3 Universidad de Navarra 7,84
4 Universidad de Murcia 7,72
5 Universidad de Santiago de Compostela 7,56
6 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,52
7 Universidad de Valencia 6,94
8 Universidad Zaragoza 6,45
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING<


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 8,06
2 Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña 7,87
3 Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha 7,79
4 Universidad de Granada 7,71
5 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona 7,67
6 Universidad del País Vasco 7,59
7 Universidad de Valladolid 7,51
8 Universidad de Vigo 7,48
9 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 7,41
10 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,38
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

IT AND ICT


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya 7,88
2 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos 7,60
3 Universidad de Alcalá 7,35
4 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 7,34
5 Universidad de Valladolid 7,23
6 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 6,85
7 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 6,77
8 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 6,77
9 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 6,66
10 Universidad Pública de Navarra 6,53
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

HUMANITY AND OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCIES


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad de Sevilla 8,45
2 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona 8,43
3 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,30
4 Universidad de Salamanca 7,14
5 Universidad de Santiago de Compostela 7,07
6 Universidad de Barcelona 7,03
7 Universidad de Murcia 6,77
8 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos 6,75
9 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 6,75
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, ECONOMICS AND LAW


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad de Pompeu Fabra 8,10
2 Universidad Pontificia de Comillas 7,93
3 Universidad de Alicante 7,79
4 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 7,56
5 Universidad san Pablo-CEU 7,47
6 Universidad de Deusto 7,44
7 Universidad de Murcia 7,43
8 Universidad de Barcelona 7,29
9 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos 7,28
10 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 7,22
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

HEALTH AND WELFARE


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad de Navarra 9,05
2 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia 8,13
3 Universidad de Cadíz 7,58
4 Universidad de Alicante 7,53
5 Universidad de Valladolid 7,49
6 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 7,45
7 Universidad de Murcia 7,41
8 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,39
9 Universidad de Salamanca 7,29
10 Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha 7,22
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING<


PLACE UNIVERSITY ADAPTATION SKILLS VS NEEDS
1 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia 7,61
2 Universidad de Navarra 7,60
3 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 7,56
4 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 7,54
5 Universidad Complutense de Madrid 7,45
6 Universidad del País Vasco 7,36
7 Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya 7,35
8 Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha 7,32
9 Universidad Pública de Navarra 7,31
10 Universidad de Barcelona 7,26
Scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score

NOTES


This study gathers the evaluation of the companies about the newly graduates hired without previous experience. We have to highlight that, despite the big size of the sample, 3545 companies, there are two segments that are not considered in the investigation:

  • - Public sector, due to the criteria used when selecting their employees.

  • - Private companies with less than ten employees, to optimise the resources in companies that lead this recruitment (companies with more than 10 employees)

The development of the Ranking requires the universities portrayed to get a minimum of valuations so that the data has an acceptable margin of error. That circumstance penalises the small universities because even though they have good marks, as they have less graduates they do not get the minimum to enter the Ranking

*Transversal skills

  • 1.Analysis and resolution skills

  • 2.Interpersonal and communication skills

  • 3.Teamwork

  • 4.Ability to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary environments

  • 5.Ability to learn and adapt to change

  • 6.Orientation to results

  • 7.Honesty and ethical commitment

  • 8.Professional knowledge

Five areas of expertise

  • 1.Computers and ICT

  • 2.Science and Engineering

  • 3.Business Administration, Economics and Law

  • 4.Health & Wellbeing

  • 5.Humanities and other Social Science

Objetivo

  • 1.Knowing the assessment of each combination Degree / University in accordance with the skills, on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest score