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Sep 04, 2019

Özyeğin University Tops the Universities with Fastest Graduate Employment Rate Rankings for the Second Consecutive Time

The Higher Education Employment Index 2019 has been released! The 2019 survey was conducted with 47,794 students and graduates from 179 universities across Turkey. According to the survey, Özyeğin University has topped the “Universities with Fastest Graduate Employment Rate Rankings” for the second consecutive time in 2019, after also claiming first place in 2018.

Conducted by CALIBRE, the Career and Talent Management Association, without any financial support from any institution or organization, the survey revealed that 39.93% of Özyeğin University students start work within 6 months from graduation, while 39.19% start work even before graduation.

Engineered based on graduate experience, the CALIBRE survey annually evaluates the performance of the universities and departments offering undergraduate programs across 15 parameters, from housing, and scholarship to social amenities. This year, CALIBRE released its findings about 54 departments from 85 universities with sufficient statistical data.  Published annually for the past three years, the survey was conducted with 47,794 students and graduates from 179 universities across Turkey this year. Özyeğin University topped the 2019 rankings, followed by Middle East Technical University and Boğaziçi University in the second and third place, respectively.

“As a university, since our founding, we have always strived to offer world-class education and prepare graduates who will be at the service of society both in their home countries and in the international arena with the academic, social, cultural, and transformative education they receive”, remarked Özyeğin University Rector Esra Gençtürk about the findings of the CALIBRE survey. “Through our ‘Sectoral Education Program’ and extensive part-time work programs, each tailored in line with our sector-integrated educational philosophy, we integrate university life with professional life, contribute to our students setting their career goals before graduation, and support our graduates in starting professional life one step ahead of others. Vested with world-class education topped with numerous internships completed in different sectors, Özyeğin University students build a robust resume for themselves before they graduate, and take a step into life outside the University as resourceful and equipped individuals. This is a great testimony to us being a research-ambitious university as well as our student-centric education philosophy.”

In 2019, Özyeğin University was also named among the top 8 universities in the THE AWARDS program, the Oscars of Higher Education recognizing the best practices of universities for 14 years, in recognition of its “Sectoral Education Program”. Özyeğin University also ranked first for Overall Satisfaction in the Turkey’s University Satisfaction Survey (TÜMA) conducted by the University Research Laboratory (UniAr) for three consecutive times in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The detailed findings are available at: http://calibre.kyyd.org.tr