The University of Sydney produces graduates that are more employable than those from Cambridge, Oxford and Columbia, according to a new global rankings measure. 
The QS Graduate Employability Rankings assessed 300 universities worldwide against five criteria: employer reputation, alumni outcomes, partnerships with employers, employer/student connections and graduate employment rates. 
It surveyed 37,000 employers and mapped the careers of 21,000 individuals worldwide to determine the rankings. 
On this basis the University of Sydney placed fourth worldwide, after Stanford and MIT in the US, and Tsinghua University in China. 
The University of Melbourne ranked joint eleventh, while ANU and Monash University made the top 50 globally. 
UNSW does not appear in the list because it chose to opt out. 
The success of Australia’s universities in the global employability rankings is based in large part on their industry partnership programs, Ben Sowter, head of research at QS said. 
“The 2017 instalment of this ranking illustrates that universities with a heavy …
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