The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Engineering and Technology is based on data consolidated from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating 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
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Engineering and Technology research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scientists from the field of Engineering and Technology , created using a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scientists discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Engineering and Technology, over 27940 scholars were examined.
What is D-index inclusion threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be considered is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Engineering and Technology. The acceptance criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scholars are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification practices
Since our leading goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that numbers are never supposed to be an absolute means to quantify the output of researchers. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in Research.com ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index with the help of data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
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Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 51 scientific affiliations Italy ranks in spot 6 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Italy is Polytechnic University of Milan with 30 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by Polytechnic University of Turin with 30 scientists and University of Naples Federico II with 24 scientists.
The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Engineering and Technology in Italy are representing National Research Council (CNR), Italian Institute of Technology, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Sapienza University of Rome, University of Naples Federico II, University of Bologna, University of Pisa, University of Trento, Institute for Complex Systems, Roma Tre University. Polytechnic University of Milan is featured as the best university in the Italy in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 1290. Ranking on the second place is Polytechnic University of Turin with a total D-index of 1264. The third place is taken by University of Naples Federico II with a total D-index of 969.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 213 against an average of 213 for all 51 institutions included in our ranking.
The average number of publications within the discipline of Engineering and Technology by scientists affiliated with the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 1174 in comparison to an average of 1174 for all 51 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 5% universities is 37558 against an average of 37558 for all 51 universities.