The University of Iceland is ranked 201-250 in a list of the world's best universities in the field of engineering and technology according to the latest subject rankings from Times Higher Education, published today. The University has thus been included in five Times Higher subject rankings this autumn.
The THE evaluation comprises almost 1,200 universities offering varied subjects in engineering and technology, such as electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, and aerospace engineering. The lists are based on an evaluation of the same performance indicators as in the overall evaluation, looking at things like research, international research influence, teaching reputation, the learning environment and international outlook. The subject rankings also consider research and publication conventions within the subject.
The University maintains its position in the rankings for engineering and technology from last year and stays among the 250 best universities worldwide. Times Higher Education published four other subjects rankings of the world's best universities earlier this autumn and the University of Iceland is included on all four. It was ranked 151-175 in a list of the world's best universities for life sciences and among the top 250 for physical sciences. The University is also placed 250-300 for psychology and among the top 500 for clinical, pre-clinical and health. University of Iceland has, furthermore, been included in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings based on their overall performance for a whole decade.
The University of Iceland is thus included on five subject-specific rankings as well as the rankings of the world's leading universities based on their overall performance. These rankings confirm the wide-ranging strengths of the University of Iceland in various fields of study in the world of international academia. This strength is, furthermore, confirmed by the Shanghai subject rankings published earlier this summer. They show that the University is among the very best in remote sensing and is among the top 45 in the field of electrical and computer engineering. Times Higher Education and ShanghaiRanking Consultancy are generally considered to produce the most prestigious and influential rankings of this kind and the University of Iceland is the only Icelandic university to be included by both.
More subject-specific rankings from Times Higher Education are expected later this autumn. These will address engineering, computer science, social sciences, business and economics, education, and law.
The new world university rankings in the field of engineering and technology can be found on the Times Higher Education website.