ECU given top rating for graduates finding work locally

MOST ECU graduates are finding work locally, according to the latest global university rankings.

Released today, the 2016 Multirank results gives ECU the highest rating of ‘very good’ for bachelor and masters graduates finding work within 50km of their campus.

The university also received the top ranking for its close links with local communities to generate research publications, research income and student internships and for its proportion of international academic staff, post-doctoral positions, industry co-patents and art-related research output.

Multirank, now in its third year, assesses more than 1200 universities from 83 countries.

It looks at teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international and regional engagement.

“These rankings show we continue to be very successful in attracting talented international researchers to ECU, forming close links with industry and offering very good outcomes for our graduates,” ECU vice-chancellor Steve Chapman said.

“Throughout 2016 we are celebrating ECU’s 25th anniversary under the banner of ‘making a difference’.

“It’s pleasing to see our commitment to local communities – through jobs and research projects – is also being recognised globally.”

For the full 2016 rankings, click here.