The University of Southampton

Southampton awarded seventh consecutive global top 100 ranking for engineering and technology

Published: 16 October 2019

The University of Southampton is ranked 76th in the world for Engineering and Technology teaching and research, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings by Subject 2020.

The subject grouping, which includes Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has now received top 100 status for seven consecutive years at Southampton.

The World Rankings by Subject placed Southampton sixth amongst listed UK universities and 18th in Europe.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is part of the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) and was placed third in the UK for career prospects in the Guardian University Guide 2020. In research, it was ranked first in the UK for volume and quality in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Professor Paul Lewin, Head of ECS, said: “I am very pleased that ECS continues to be judged as world-leading in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It is a measure of success that reflects not only the hard work and dedication of our staff, but also our excellent facilities and the high quality of our students.”

The latest THE table for Engineering & Technology also includes the disciplines of General, Mechanical & Aerospace, Civil and Chemical Engineering.

Like the main THE World Rankings, the publication’s rankings by subject are based on criteria encompassing Teaching, International Outlook, Research, Citations and Industry Income.

The ranking follows similar results in the QS World Rankings by Subject published earlier this year where Southampton was rated in the top 100 (non-specific ranking between 51-100) for Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic and Mechanical, and Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering.

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of Faculty Engineering and Physical Sciences, said: “I welcome the news of Southampton’s international recognition in the Times Higher Education Top 100 University World Rankings by Subject for Engineering and Technology.

“This reflects excellence in engineering at Southampton across a broad range of related disciplines and attests to the long and established history of engineering education and innovation at the University.”

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