TU Delft enters new top 100 of most international universities

News - 13 February 2016 - Webredactie Communication

TU Delft has secured 90th position in the Top 200 Most International Universities, a new ranking published by Times Higher Education (THE). THE remarks that the universities on the list distinguish themselves through attracting talented students from all around the world, by employing researchers from all corners of the globe and through collaboration with leading institutes.

TU Delft is home to approximately 21,000 students and roughly 4,000 of them hail from outside of the Netherlands. One third of researchers at the university are from overseas. TU Delft attaches great importance to the international composition of its student and researcher population in light of the fact that the field of action of its alumni is also international. Researchers at TU Delft frequently collaborate with partners worldwide and several of these collaborations have resulted in Joint Research Centres being founded, for example in Brazil, China and Vietnam. Hundreds of thousands of inquisitive minds from all over the world have participated in free online courses (Massive Open Online Courses – MOOCs) offered by TU Delft.

General ranking

Times Higher Education publishes various rankings. The best known is the general Times Higher Education Ranking, the most recent version of which was published in September 2015. TU Delft achieved 65th position in this ranking, climbing from 151st place in the 2010 edition, a little more than five years ago. In the THE Engineering & Technology Rankings, TU Delft currently occupies 19th position. 

Five indicators

In order to produce its rankings, THE compares approximately 800 universities worldwide. The general list is compiled based on five indicators: research (30%), teaching (30%), citations (30%), international outlook (7.5%) and industry income (2.5%). The new Times Higher Education top 200 most international universities in the world list focuses on the ‘international outlook’ indicator. 


Alongside the Shanghai and QS rankings, the edition published by Times Higher Education is one of the three leading international university rankings. Each of these rankings is compiled using a slightly different methodology, each with its particular advantages and limitations. The rankings are primarily important to universities with regard to attracting international talent, as they are regularly consulted by students and researchers from all over the world.


For additional information, please visit the website of Times Higher Education. 

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