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 Organization Edition Focus  
QS2019Graduate Employability Ranking  37  8   1
Times Higher Education2018Global University Employability Ranking 55  23   1
Times Higher Education 2019 Most international universities in the world  18   12    1
Times Higher Education 2018 Reputation ranking top 100  51-60   12    1
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 Industry collaboration  22   13    2
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 PP top 1 % in All Sciences  74   23    1
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 PP top 10% in All Sciences  112   43    8
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 PP top 50% in All Sciences  76   29    8
Reuters2018Top 100 Most Innovative Universities  16  16   1