The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field of
Engineering and Technology was created using data derived from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising the citation-based metrics were acquired on 21-12-2022. Position
in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Engineering and Technology research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scientists from the area of Engineering and Technology, created using a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scholars discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Engineering and Technology, over 27940 scholars were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Engineering and Technology. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading researchers are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Since our leading mission is to make sure that only credible scholars are included in the ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be a full tool to assess the output of researchers. Because of that we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a element contributing to a scholar’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open to the scientific community. A comprehensive overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to motivate scientists, entrepreneurs and decision-makers around the world to examine where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Engineering and Technology
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in the world is University of California System with 188 researchers affiliated with it being present in the Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by MIT with 82 researchers and Stanford University with 75 scientists.
The most prominent scientists in the field of Engineering and Technology in the world are representing Quaid-i-Azam University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Swansea University, National University of Ireland, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Sunway University, Jiangnan University, Liaoning University of Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia, Université Djillali Liabes.
University of California System is featured as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 9086. Ranking on the second place in the world is Stanford University with a total D-index of 4336. The third position in the world is taken by MIT with a total D-index of 3968.
The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 1303 in comparison to an average of 254 for all 1161 institutions featured in our ranking.
The average number of publications in the field of Engineering and Technology by scientists affiliated with the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 11239 in comparison to an average of 1316 for all 1161 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 5% universities is 437342 against an average of 55727 for all 1161 universities.