The Times Higher Education (THE) this week published the latest in the THE World University Rankings series for 2018, covering two updated subjects:
- Engineering & Technology
- Computer Science
Both the Engineering & Technology and Computer Science rankings have been significantly expanded, to 500 and 300 ranked institutions, respectively.
“The THE engineering and technology subject rankings employ the same rigorous and balanced range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall 2018 World University Rankings, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields,” explained Phil Baty, editorial director of global rankings for THE, in a statement. “The ranking, which has been expanded to include 500 universities, up from 100 last year, highlights the universities that are leading across electrical, mechanical, civil, chemical and general engineering subjects.”
According to Baty, all universities in the ranking have had to demonstrate excellence across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
Universities in Asia are among the stand-out performers in this year’s table, he noted. China’s Peking University joins the National University of Singapore in the top 10 for the first time in the eight-year history of the table, after climbing five places to seventh. NUS is one behind at eighth.
“Overall a staggering 132 universities in Asia make the top 500, meaning that the continent now has more world-class institutions for engineering and technology than North America (127),” he said.
Rankings for Engineering & Technology (the full results and analysis can be found here)
|Rank 2018||Previous year||Institution||Country|
|1||2||Stanford University||United States|
|2||1||California Institute of Technology||United States|
|3||3||University of Oxford||United Kingdom|
|4||4||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||United States|
|5||5||University of Cambridge||United Kingdom|
|6||6||Princeton University||United States|
|8||=7||National University of Singapore||Singapore|
|9||9||ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich||Switzerland|
|10||=7||Imperial College London||United Kingdom|
|11||=13||Georgia Institute of Technology||United States|
|12||15||Carnegie Mellon University||United States|
|13||10||University of California, Berkeley||United States|
|=14||11||École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne||Switzerland|
|=14||16||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||United States|
|16||18||Nanyang Technological University||Singapore|
|17||17||University of Michigan||United States|
|=18||20||Delft University of Technology||Netherlands|
|=18||19||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||Hong Kong|
|=20||22||Cornell University||United States|
|=20||28||Technical University of Munich||Germany|