The QS World University Rankings are one of the most widely acknowledged and popular top-university rankings, which has resulted in several nominations. Their methodology continues to enjoy a remarkably consistent framework. The topic of energy production is covered by many degree courses relating to the engineering technologies, whose rankings are published on the organization webpage.
Their methodology uses six metrics to capture university performance: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio, International Student Ratio. The data was collected through expert interviews, database and research paper analysis, as well as acquisition of citation and other information on statistical methods.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) has been in the lead for the last few years in the general ranking as well as the specialized ranking concerning the engineering technologies. Almost all of its indicators are equal or close to 100%, except for the International Student Ratio, which amounts to 96.1%.
Among the top-10 rankings for engineering technologies are Stanford University (United States), the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), Nanyang Technological University (China), ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Imperial College London (United Kingdom), The National University of Singapore (NUS), the University of California, Berkeley (United States), the University of Oxford, and Tsinghua University (China).
The only newcomer in this list compared to 2016 is Tsinghua University, which has replaced Harvard University.
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the top-100 of the QS ranking for the engineering technologies is given by country for the last three years. The list comprises only countries with five or more universities. It is conspicuous that the number of universities in the US and Great Britain continues to drop and their place is increasingly being taken by German, Japanese and South-Korean institutions of higher education. India has lost three positions out of five in this ranking. In the more specialized rankings concerning various disciplines of the engineering technologies, more differentiated results can be witnessed. The ranking for chemical engineering as well as electrical and electronic engineering presents the same the top-3 candidates, which have not changed since 2016: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley. The ranking for mining engineering has undergone serious changes, the first place still being occupied by the Colorado School of Mines (United States) (as in 2016). 8 universities dropped out of the top-10 and were replaced by 3 Canadian, 2 Australian and 1 university each from the US, Germany and Chile.