Cambridge University graduates most likely to get a job, says global report

Oxford slips to fourth

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Cambridge University has come top of an international league table ranking institutions on the employability of their  graduates.

The university moves up from third place last year – knocking Oxford University, which moves down to fourth place, off the top spot. However, the organisers of the league table – French human resources consultancy Emerging and German polling institute Trendence – have issued a warning to Western universities that Asian institutions could be about to knock them off their perch.

The table shows the proportion of Asian universities in the top 150 has doubled in the past four years from 10 per cent to 20 per cent.

Five UK universities in total were ranked in the global top 20, with University College London (14th), Imperial College London (15th) and Edinburgh (18th).

Harvard and Yale - two of the US 'Ivy League' of universities - came second and third.