The University of Southampton

Electronics and Computer Science placed in top 100 Best Global Universities

Published: 30 October 2019
Electronics and Computer Science were among 10 Southampton subjects to be placed in the global top 100.

The University of Southampton has been ranked in the top 100 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Computer Science in the 2020 Best Global Universities rankings.

The influential international guide, published by US News & World Report, placed the University 52nd for EEE and 91st for Computer Science.

The 2020 Best Global Universities rankings feature 1,500 universities across 81 countries, with Southampton securing 10 subjects in the world's top 100 to achieve a 94th place overall.

Within the report's regional subject rankings, Southampton is fourth in the UK and ninth in Europe for EEE and ninth in the UK and 24th in Europe for Computer Science.

Professor Paul Lewin, Head of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), said: "This is further confirmation that ECS is internationally recognised as a research-led School. I am particularly pleased that in terms of Electrical and Electronic Engineering we are seen as one of the top ten Schools in Europe and that across the whole School our published work is being highly cited."

The global rankings consider 13 indicators to measure academic research performance as well as global and regional reputation.

In EEE, Southampton was ranked 50th in the world for total citations and the number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited. In Computer Science, Southampton was ranked 37th for the percentage of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited and 38th for the percentage of papers that are among the top one percent most cited.

ECS represents two of five subject areas within the University's Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences to have achieved top 100 rankings in the global guide.

Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and general Engineering (comprising Aerospace, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) were placed 44th, 62nd and joint 95th respectively.

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of Faculty, Engineering and Physical Sciences, said: "I'm very pleased to see five Faculty subject areas featuring in the top 100 of Best Global Universities rankings, reflecting the excellent standard set by our Schools across research, education and enterprise and the opportunity we now have to capitalise on this success."

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