Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 Unleashed the ‘World’s Best Universities for Engineering Degrees’


The annual publication of university rankings by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy released a new set of rankings for seven different engineering degrees.

In spite of the fact that the United States' universities  exercise control over the rankings by taking more top positions compared to any other country. The institutions in China, Switzerland and United Kingdom are also very well represented regarding the ranking of top universities for engineering.

The "Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for 2016's" seven rankings, unleashed between 100 to 400 of the best schools and colleges, but being determined by the availability of relevant data, Times Higher Education reported.

The top universities that Shanghai Ranking Consultancy published can help students to decide where to study mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, materials science and engineering, as well as energy science and engineering.

The six prestigious universities around the world that appeared in the top 20 for at least six of the seven subjects includes - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, Tsinghua University, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The United Kingdom institutions achieved three spots in Shanghai Ranking's top 20 universities - University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and the Imperial College London, The Australian reported.

The Shanghai Research Consultancy's latest international ranking spotted the University of NSW (Australian university in engineering research) as the best local university in five out of seven categories.

The University of NSW - Australia, got the highest spot in energy science where the university was placed 16th in the world. UNSW topped the local list for civil engineering (41), electrical engineering (64), materials science and engineering (61) and mechanical engineering (67).  

Also, the University of Queensland - UQ, topped the local list for chemical engineering at the 27th spot (internationally).

However, the rankings of Shanghai Research were based on global influence, quality and impact, international collaboration, academic awards and research productivity.

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