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The University of Southampton

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

Published: 18 October 2019
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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 announcement represents the seventh consecutive year Southampton has achieved top 100 status for Engineering and Technology, with the University placed sixth amongst listed UK universities and 18th in Europe.

The THE table for Engineering & Technology highlights the universities that are leading across General, Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical & Aerospace, Civil and Chemical Engineering.

Professor David Richards, Head of the School of Engineering, said: “We are delighted to see that our teaching, research and innovation across all engineering disciplines continues to be recognised at the very highest level.”

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.”

Engineering at Southampton was ranked in the UK top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2020. In research, the University was first in the UK for General Engineering in a power ranking from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

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