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QS World University Rankings – Asian Universities continue their ascent

QS World University Rankings is published annually by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a UK company focusing on the analysis of higher education institutions. It lists the most successful institutions of higher education around the world. The system of the rankings includes three parts – the global overall ranking, the subject rankings, as well as five regional tables, including Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the Arab Region, and BRICS.

The QS World University Rankings: Engineering and Technology provides an overview of the most prominent universities in the field of engineering and technology. As in the general rankings, research citations, as well as the results of major global surveys of employers and academics, are used for the table. The metrics include: an institution’s Academic reputation; Employer reputation; Research citations per paper; H-index, measuring the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar; as well as International Research Network, a new parameter reflecting the ability of institutions to establish a far-reaching international research network through sustainable research partnerships with other higher education institutions. For the complete 2022 engineering and technology rankings, please visit QS Top Universities. In this year’s rankings Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) achieves first position for a consecutive year, thus once again strengthening its reputation as one of the world’s best technological universities.

QS World University Rankings 2022 by Engineering & Technology. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Rank 1

MIT was established in 1861 and is a private land-grant research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is one of the major players in the development of innovative technology and science.

The MIT Energy Initiative makes an important contribution to finding new energy solutions in the field of solar thermal systems, quantum dot materials which can improve the flow of electrons in solar cells, or nanowires, which can be used to make more flexible solar cells. The University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, meanwhile, have secured 2nd and 3rd position, respectively. Both institutions have a long history of scientific achievements and outstanding scientists. The Energy Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, for example, hosts several research projects focusing on the efficient implementation of renewable energy, such as in the field of algal energy production, where algae are used as energy source in biophotovoltaic panels or chemical looping to enable the clean production of nitrogen-free CO2.

QS World University Rankings 2022 by Engineering & Technology. The University of Cambridge - Rank 2

Places 4 to 10 are occupied by Nanyang Technological University (4), Stanford University (5), ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (6), National University of Singapore (NUS) (7), Imperial College London (8), University of California, Berkeley (UCB) (9) and Delft University of Technology (10). ETH Zurich is one of continental Europe's top universities. Switzerland, in general, has received a great number of top-10 ranks in all the other tables as well, which makes it the world's third-best country for higher education. The National University of Singapore, Singapore’s flagship university, is one of the best-performing universities in Asia. Among its main interests is advancing human society through modern technology and science. It offers a global approach to education and research which is probably why many foreign students enroll at this university every year. NUS provides outstanding education in the field of petroleum engineering. Among other areas, its fossil fuel research programmes place a strong focus on offshore production technologies, maritime production in the arctic region and deepwater production.

The highest-ranked Chinese university is Tsinghua University, achieving 14th position. Tsinghua University is one of the most renowned Chinese universities. It hosts several research institutions, including the National Research Center of Gas Turbine & IGCC Technology and National Engineering Research Centre (NERC) of Clean Coal Combustion, dedicated to finding new and clean methods of harnessing the power of fossil fuels.

QS World University Rankings 2022 by Engineering & Technology. ETH Zurich - Rank 6

Australia is the fourth most represented country for the number of entries in the rankings. Japanese higher education, meanwhile, is still declining as research and PhD programmes are still struggling with decades of underfunding. Its highest-placed university is the University of Tokyo (17).

All in all, this year’s rankings, too, witness a continuous rise of Asian universities, with two Singaporean universities occupying places 4 and 7. The other countries represented in the top 10 are the United States (3), the United Kingdom (3), Switzerland (1) and the Netherlands (1).