The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Engineering and Technology was created using data consolidated from
multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating the citation-based metrics were gathered on 21-12-2022.
Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Engineering and Technology research
Our best universities ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scholars from the field of Engineering and Technology , established by means of a thorough study of 166,880 scientists determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Engineering and Technology, more than 27940 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be examined is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Engineering and Technology. The approval factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific area as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each area od study whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification methods
As our main goal is to ensure that only credible researchers are mentioned in our ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a full measure to assess the output of scientists. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in our ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index using information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 67 institutions United Kingdom ranks in spot 3 in the world.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in United Kingdom is Imperial College London with 54 researchers affiliated with it being features in Research.com Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by University of Cambridge with 32 scholars and University College London with 29 researchers.
The most prominent scientists in the area of Engineering and Technology in United Kingdom are associated with IGT, University of St Andrews, Queen Mary University of London, King's College London, Northumbria University, Cranfield University, University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, University of Bristol, University of Warwick. Imperial College London is listed as the best university in the United Kingdom in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 2384. Ranking second is University of Cambridge with a total D-index of 1560. The third position is taken by University College London with a total D-index of 1352.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 314 against an average of 314 for all 67 institutions featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Engineering and Technology by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 1576 against an average of 1576 for all 67 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 5% universities is 69014 against an average of 69014 for all 67 universities.