The University of Iceland is, for the second year running, among the 200 best universities in the world in the field of engineering & technology according to a new list from Times Higher Education. The University of Iceland has been ranked on seven of the magazine's lists over specific fields of study this autumn; one more than last year.
Times Higher published a list of the best universities in the world earlier this semester, evaluating the overall performance of universities worldwide where the University of Iceland was ranked between 251-300. The magazine has since published lists over the best universities in the world in specific fields of study and the most recent ones last Thursday. The University of Iceland holds its place on the list in the field of engineering and technology ranking between 176-200. The evaluation of Times Higher Education is comprised of the University's performance in various subjects; electrical-, mechanical-, industrial, and chemical engineering; most of which are taught and researched at the University of Iceland. There are in total 903 universities on the list.
Times Higher Education confirmed earlier this autumn that the University of Iceland is ranked between 126-150 in the field of life sciences worldwide; 176-200 in the field of physical sciences; among the 250 best in the field of humanities; 251-300 in the field of social sciences, and 301-400 in the field of clinical, pre-clinical and health which the University made for the first time this year.
The magazine’s evaluation covers numerous operational factors in the universities, including research activity, international impact, teaching, study environment, and international collaboration. Research and publishing traditions in each field of study receive special attention.
The University of Iceland's place on the Times Higher Education and Shanghai lists, which together form two most influential and prestigious of their kind, underlines once again the University of Iceland's strength as a comprehensive international university. The University of Iceland's performance has, furthermore, attracted attention worldwide creating new and exciting opportunities for the university and Icelandic society during times of fierce international competition. The success of University scientists and students can also lay the ground for diverse industry and good quality of life in Iceland for years to come.
Further information on the Times Higher Education World Rankings in the field of Engineering and technology can be found on the THE's website.