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QS adds more KTH subjects to world top 50

Published Feb 27, 2019

KTH now ranks 36 among the world’s universities for engineering and technology, according to QS University Ranking, which released its 2019 subject rankings this week. Overall, KTH reached its best result yet in the QS, with eight subject areas ranked now in the top 50 worldwide.

Of a total of 15 topics that KTH is ranked in, nine are ranked higher this year in the QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject, and six others hold the same position as before. (Photo: David Callahan)

“It shows that there are several subjects at KTH which have the visibility and impact in the scientific community, which is needed to assert itself in these types of measurements,” says Per-Anders Östling, KTH’s ranking experts. “It’s a very positive result.”

Better performance in two indexes formed the basis of the improved scores: Academic Reputation and Employers Reputation. Other contributing factors were the number of citations and H-index (a measure of citations).

Within the QS subject ranking, Statistics & Operational Research (ranked 39), Computer Science & Info Systems (ranked 41) and Mathematics (ranked 44) appeared in the top 50 for the first time.

Of a total of 15 topics that KTH is ranked in, nine have improved their placement, and six others hold the same position as before.

Christer Gummeson

How does KTH rate?

KTH’s place in QS Ranking’s four main subject areas

Engineering & Technology: 36
Natural Sciences: 90
Social Sciences & Management 290
Arts & Humanities: 326

Within the subject areas:

Top 50
Electrical Engineering: 19
Architecture / Built Environment: 23
Mechanical Engineering: 26
Materials Science: 26
Statistics & Operational Research: 39
Computer Science & Info Systems: 41
Civil & Structural Engineering: 43
Mathematics: 44

Top 51-100

Chemical Engineering
Physics & Astronomy

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