Good scores for TU/e in Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

Today sees the publication of the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017. This global sub-ranking of subjects is a branch of the international Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) published annually. The GRAS assesses the score of more than 4,000 universities in 52 different categories. Eindhoven is among the best in the world in Chemical Engineering and Automation & Control.

It is evident from the GRAS ranking that TU/e is one of the world’s leading universities when it comes to disciplines like Automation & Control and Chemical Engineering; 34th in the world and 4th in Europe for Automation & Control while Chemical Engineering takes 26th spot worldwide and 7th in Europe.

Furthermore, a number of other disciplines do really well, with four of Eindhoven’s subject fields in the top 75 worldwide: Computer Science & Engineering, Energy Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Transportation Science & Technology.

It is striking to note that the Netherlands is third ‘overall’. Universities from the United States take the first 32 top positions, followed by China and then the Netherlands. The universities of Delft and Wageningen head the global list for Transportation Science & Technology and Water Resources (Delft), Agricultural Sciences and Food Science & Technology (Wageningen).

The Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017 is published by the independent Shanghai Ranking Consultancy organization. This ranking is generally regarded as the ‘hard’ research ranking, which is geared towards publications, citations and worldwide excellent research awards.

Eindhoven has been climbing up the general global ranking of universities for a number of years. The ARWU or Shanghai Ranking is the oldest and most renowned ranking for universities globally. In the ‘medal table’ of the ARWU in the field of engineering in 2016 TU/e was ranked 24th worldwide, 6th in Europe, and first in the Netherlands.