The rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (click here to read the full methodology).
Use the interactive table below to filter the rankings by location, and click on individual universities for more information. Registered users will also be able to use the site’s Compare function to see facts and statistics about multiple universities side-by-side.
Students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may be masters of materials, but their fellow academics at Harvard University are the biggest movers and shakers in this year’s top 10, rising six places in this year’s Materials Science rankings.
300 universities feature in this year’s ranking, an increase of 100 from 2016, allowing many universities to make their first ever appearance in the Materials Science ranking.
Interested in other courses besides Materials Science? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 covers 46 different subjects. Click here to see the full list.