TU Delft rises further in THE ranking

News - 21 September 2016

This year TU Delft has risen to the 59th place in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking. Last year TU Delft was ranked 65th and in 2014 71st. University rankings are often consulted by international students and scientists who want to study or work abroad.

Upward trend

The Times Higher Education ranking has been published since 2010. In these seven years TU Delft has climbed from 151 (2010) to the 59th place this year. The methodology used for the ranking has been changed several times through the years. In addition to the changing performance of the universities, these changes also lead to changes in the rankings.

Five indicators

The THE Ranking compares around 980 universities worldwide using five indicators: research (30%), teaching (30%), citations (30%), international outlook (7.5%) and industry income (2.5%). For each of these indicators the THE Ranking examines 13 different factors. Reputation is an important component in the research and teaching indicators.


Alongside the Shanghai and QS rankings, the THE Ranking 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. In the QS Ranking, which was published two weeks ago, TU Delft rose two places, from 64 to 62.

For more information see Times Higher Education Ranking.