Aerospace Engineering in top five global QS Subject Ranking

News - 04 March 2020

The QS World University Rankings by Subjects 2020, published today, places TU Delft in the top five worldwide in the discipline Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing engineering. This underlines the international top position of this faculty.

TU Delft is ranked 15th worldwide in the broad category of Engineering & Technology. In total, TU Delft has nine disciplines in the global top 20 and the university is the highest ranked Dutch university in eleven disciplines.


Tim van der Hagen, rector magnificus and president of the executive board, is very pleased with the results. “In the various rankings in recent years you can see that the competition is getting ever stronger and that new parties are competing to reach the top. The fact that TU Delft is going from strength to strength in a large number of disciplines is a nice compliment to everyone who is committed to the quality of our education and research. These lists are an inspiration for continuing to invest in quality.”


The QS-ranking is one of the leading university rankings in the world. Each of these lists has different characteristics and uses a slightly different composition of indicators. They are especially important for universities in attracting international talent, because they are widely consulted by international students and scientists.

More information

Click here for more information about the 2020 QS World University Rankings in the discipline Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing engineering.

Read more about TU Delft in various international rankings here.