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Top Universities for Engineering & Technology 2014

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Based on the QS World University Rankings by Faculty, we bring you the top universities for engineering and technology 2014. The results, determined from research citation data along with the opinions of academics and graduate employers worldwide, aim to provide insights into the world’s top universities for engineering and technology this year.

Below is the top 10 list of this year’s leading universities for engineering and technology, in video and list format… 

 

Top universities for engineering & technology 2014

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Last year’s rank (in the engineering and technology faculty rankings): 1st

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

Type: Private research, land grant

Fact: Science, engineering and technology-focused, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is affiliated with 81 Nobel laureates, 52 recipients of the National Medal of Science, 45 Rhodes Scholars, 38 MacArthur Fellows and two Fields Medalists. In addition to being first among the top universities for engineering and technology, it’s also number one in the overall QS World University Rankings for the third consecutive year.

2. Stanford University

Last year’s rank: 2nd

Location: Stanford, California, US

Type: Private research

Fact:Stanford University faculty and alumni have founded globally renowned companies including Google, HP and Nike.

3. ETH Zurich

Last year’s rank: 5th

Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Type: Public

Fact: Albert Einstein studied at ETH Zurich before becoming a professor of theoretical physics at the school between 1912 and 1914. ETH Zurich is located in a German-speaking region of Switzerland.

4. University of Cambridge

Last year’s rank: 3rd

Location: Cambridge, UK

Type: Public research

Fact: The University of Cambridge makes up one half of the prestigious ‘Oxbridge’ pair, and is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world.

5. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

Last year’s rank: 4th

Location: Berkeley, California, US

Type: Public research

Fact: The University of California, Berkeley (UCB) is the flagship institution in the University of California system and offers the fourth-largest academic library in the whole of the US.

6. Imperial College London

Last year’s rank: 6th

Location: London, UK

Type: Public research

Fact: Imperial College London specializes in science, engineering, medicine and business with campuses across central London. In this year’s overall QS World University Rankings, it climbed to second place, sharing this spot with Cambridge University.

7. National University of Singapore (NUS)

Last year’s rank: 7th

Location: Southwest Singapore

Type: Public research

Fact: Founded in 1905, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is the oldest university in Singapore and largest in terms of enrollment and curriculum. It’s currently ranked the leading university in Asia, in the 2014 edition of the QS University Rankings: Asia.

8. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Last year’s rank: 10th

Location: Pasadena, California, US

Type: Private research

Fact: The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is situated just 11 miles outside of downtown Los Angeles on a 124-acre main campus. The school has a relatively small undergraduate enrollment of just under 1,000 students, with most of its community studying at postgraduate level.

9. Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Last year’s rank: 14th

Location: Jurong West, Singapore

Type: Public research

Fact: Established in 1981, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is one of the youngest and fastest-rising institutions in the world’s top 50.

10=. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Last year’s rank: 8th

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Type: Public

Fact: The second of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (alongside ETH Zurich), the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) boasts the current construction of a new Swiss Tech Convention Center. EPFL is located within a French-speaking region of Switzerland.

10=. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

Last year’s rank: 13th

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, US

Type: Public research, space grant

Fact: Another technology-focused university, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) offers six colleges and specializes in all areas of engineering and IT.

About the QS World University Rankings by Faculty

The QS World University Rankings by Faculty aims to highlight the world’s leading universities within five major subject areas. As well as the top universities for engineering and technology, it also includes rankings of the world’s leading institutions for arts and humanities, life sciences and medicine, natural sciences, and social sciences and management. The rankings are compiled using data on research citations, as well as the results of QS’s global surveys of academics and employers.

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former staff writer for TopUniversities.com, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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