The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings table for engineering and technology subjects uses the same rigorous and balanced range of 13 performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.
It highlights the universities that are leading across general engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, civil engineering and chemical engineering subjects.
This year, we have made a small adjustment to the eligibility criterion for academic staff in the subject tables, which has resulted in more universities being eligible for inclusion.
The 2019 engineering and technology ranking has also expanded to include 903 universities, up from 501 last year.
The University of Oxford leads the table for the first time, after overtaking Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology. Meanwhile, Harvard University joins the table in third place.
Peking University is the highest-ranked Asian university, but it drops seven places to 14th position. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is one place behind at 15th (up from 16th).
Meanwhile, Germany’s top two representatives – Technical University of Munich and RWTH Aachen University – have both declined.
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