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  
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
Times Higher Education 2018 Global University Employability Ranking  55   23    1
Reuters 2018 Top 100 Most Innovative Universities   62   15    1
QS 2019 Graduate Employability Ranking   41   10    1
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 Industry collaboration  19   11    2
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 PP top 1 % in All Sciences  34   11    1
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 PP top 10% in All Sciences  83   28    5
CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 PP top 50% in All Sciences  86   34    10
Universitas Indonesia 2017 UI Green Metric  22   16    3