What ranking reveals

Ratings agency QS has a new rankingstudent employability, on which the University of Sydney wins the local derby, first in the country and fourth in the world. It is ahead of UniMelbourne (seventh) UNSW (36) UoQ (49), UTS (69) Uni Auckland (75) Monash U (79), ANU (94) and RMIT (97) All up 28 ANZ universities are listed in the global top 500. Those that miss the cut should not feel too bad given the criteria. QS picked winners based on a survey of employer perceptions, alumni outcomes demonstrated by biographies on 100 high-achiever lists, uni-industry collaboration, as revealed by links cited in research on the Scopus database, employers who are active on a campus and the proportion of a graduates per year in employment (this counts for just 10 per cent of the score).