IDE awarded 11th position in global QS Art & Design Rankings

News - 03 March 2021 - Communication

The QS World University Subjects Rankings for 2021 have been published. For the first time, TU Delft’s Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) has been included in the list of the world’s top Art & Design schools, making its debut in 11th place.

Accolade for Delft Design

The faculty's dean Ena Voûte responds to the news delightedly:
"As technology revolutionises our way of living, it is up to design to make it work for people and society. At TU Delft we take up this challenge via design research and education which bridges the gap between human need and advances in technology. By integrating multiple perspectives and by collaborating with partners across the fields of mobility, health and sustainability, Delft designers are showing their strength."

The QS Art & Design Ranking

The QS Ranking is one of the leading university rankings in the world and currently the only one looking at the subject of design. The QS Art & Design ranking is based on a combination of academic reputation (90%) and employer reputation (10%). Rankings are an important way for universities to attract international talent because they are widely consulted by international students and scientists. More information on the 2021 subject rankings can be found here.

Have your say

Do you have an opinion yourself about the reputation of Art and Design schools internationally? Do you want to increase the reliability of the survey by sharing your opinion? Until the end of March 2021, if you work in a higher education institution you can register to receive an invitation to participate in the 2022 QS Global Academic Survey. If you are an employer working with Art & Design schools you can sign up for the 2022 QS Global Employer Survey. It should be noted that the QS Ranking places Art & Design in the broader subject area of Arts & Humanities, and not in Engineering & Technology, which one might expect when thinking of Design at TU Delft.

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