International Rankings

Several organisations try to provide insight into the relative quality of universities via international rankings. Such rankings do not provide an objective picture of the performance of universities, because they are based on subjective choices of indicators, definitions and weighting factors and are subject to methodological shortcomings. Nevertheless, these rankings give a rough indication of the relative performance of TU Delft as a whole, or with regard to a specific discipline. Based on its position in the various rankings, especially those in the field of Engineering and Technology, it can be concluded that TU Delft is among the top universities in Europe and in the world. TU Delft uses international rankings as part of its recruitment and internationalisation policy in an appropriate manner. For the international positioning of TU Delft, the results of the rankings listed below are of particular interest.

Most recent positions TU Delft in World University Rankings

Most recent positions TU Delft in Engineering & Technology Rankings

TU Delft in various rankings

Ranking OrganizationEditionFocus   
Times Higher Education2018Reputation ranking top 10051-60   12   1
Times Higher Education2018Most international universities in the world top 20018   13   1
Times Higher Education2018Global University Employability Ranking55   23   1
Reuters2018Top 100 Most Innovative Universities62   15   1
QS2019Graduate Employability Ranking41   10   1
CWTS Leiden Ranking2018Industry collaboration19   11   2
CWTS Leiden Ranking2018PP top 1 % in All Sciences34    11   1
CWTS Leiden Ranking2018PP top 10% in All Sciences83   28   5
CWTS Leiden Ranking2018PP top 50% in All Sciences86   34   10
Universitas Indonesia2017UI Green Metric22   16   3