TU Delft maintains its 15th position in global QS Subject ranking

News - 04 March 2021

Just like last year, the World University Rankings by Subjects 2021, published on 3 March, places TU Delft in a respectable 15th position in the broad category Engineering & Technology. Ten disciplines, including Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering and Environmental Sciences, are ranked in the global top 20. 

New entries
TU Delft is ranked for the first time this year in a number of subjects: Art & Design, Statistics & Operational Research, Biological Sciences and Medicine. Art & Design stands out in this list with a fine 11th position. 

Going up 
As every year, there are subjects that rise or fall (slightly). Notable this year are three disciplines that managed to secure a place in the top 50: Geophysics and Earth & Marine Sciences, both at position 41, and Geology at position 43. Last year, these subjects were ranked between 51 and 100. 

QS Subject Rankings
The QS-ranking is one of the leading university rankings in the world. Every ranking has different characteristics and uses a slightly different composition of indicators. In addition to the yearly World University Ranking, QS issues separate Subject Rankings. The subject rankings are compiled based on the following indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citation per paper and the H-index. The weighting varies per subject area. These rankings 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 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.