The Times Higher Education (THE) this week published the latest in the THE World University Rankings series for 2018, covering two updated subjects:

  1. Engineering & Technology
  2. 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
7 12 Peking University China
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

(Next page: Top 20 institutions for computer science; methodology and criteria)


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