The Basque Country occupies fourth place in the graduate job placement rankings, behind Catalonia, Aragon and the Balearic Islands. And, together with Madrid, these are the only ones ranked above the Spanish average. This is one of the data arising from the U-Ranking on the Spanish university system, prepared by the BBVA Foundation and the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (IVIE), which measures the research, teaching, innovation and technological development performance of academic institutions. According to the report, almost 80% of graduates from Basque universities are working, only 2% less than Catalonia.
Mondragon, which occupies third place among all Spanish universities, stands out for employability. The other two Basque institutions are also above the average. The report highlights that in order to promote graduate employability, universities should “adapt their studies to the demands of the labour market, encourage student mobility and contribute to changing the environment”. In research produced, the highest position among institutions in the Basque Country is held by the University of the Basque Country, in sixth place, in a group led by the Catalan Pompeu Fabra, Rovira i Virgil, the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.