TU Delft in 63rd place in THE Ranking

News - 05 September 2017

This year TU Delft is in 63rd place in the world Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking, dropping four places from last year's ranking. In 2015 TU Delft was in 65th place. 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. Since then, TU Delft has climbed from 151st place in 2010 to 63rd place this year. The methodology used for the rankings has been adjusted 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 1,100 universities worldwide using five indicators: research (30%), teaching (30%), citations (30%), international outlook (7.5%) and industry income (2.5%). The THE Ranking examines 13 different subindicators. Reputation is an important component in the research and teaching indicators. In the World Reputation Ranking, which was published before the summer, TU Delft maintained a shared 51st-60th place.

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. In this year's QS ranking TU Delft rose from 62nd to 54th place.

For more information see Times Higher Education Ranking