Best Engineering and Technology Universities in Netherlands 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Engineering and Technology was created using data consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating 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.
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The focus of our Engineering and Technology research’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy list of leading scholars from the discipline of Engineering and Technology , established by means of a thorough examination of 166,880 scientists identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Engineering and Technology, as many as 27940 scholars were investigated.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Engineering and Technology. The acceptance requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected area in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring 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.

Extra verification methods
As our primary goal is to make sure that only actual scholars are included in our ranking we believe that raw data are never meant to be a complete measure to assess the work of scientists. For that reason we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our goal
Our goal is to inspire researchers, companies and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 13 scientific affiliations Netherlands ranks in spot 17 globally.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in Netherlands is Delft University of Technology with 50 researchers affiliated with it being listed in Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by Eindhoven University of Technology with 23 researchers and University of Twente with 21 scientists.

The most prominent scientists in the area of Engineering and Technology in Netherlands are representing University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, Wageningen University & Research, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Radboud University Nijmegen, Tilburg University, University of Twente, University of Groningen, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, DENSsolutions. Delft University of Technology is featured as the best university in the Netherlands in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 2080. Ranking on the second place is Eindhoven University of Technology with a total D-index of 1169. The third place is occupied by University of Twente with a total D-index of 1015.

The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 476 against an average of 476 for all 13 institutions featured in ranking.

The average number of published papers within the discipline of Engineering and Technology by scientists affiliated with the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 2515 against an average of 2515 for all 13 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 10% universities is 101914 against an average of 101914 for all 13 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
12 World 1 National Scholars 50 11,319 Σ D-index 2,080
46 World 2 National Scholars 23 6,729 Σ D-index 1,169
65 World 3 National
University of Twente

University of Twente

Scholars 21 6,446 Σ D-index 1,015
185 World 4 National Scholars 8 2,231 Σ D-index 449
230 World 5 National
Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Scholars 7 1,366 Σ D-index 328
246 World 6 National Scholars 5 1,072 Σ D-index 307
318 World 7 National Scholars 5 1,036 Σ D-index 234
376 World 8 National Scholars 4 718 Σ D-index 186
420 World 9 National Scholars 3 631 Σ D-index 160
591 World 10 National
Tilburg University

Tilburg University

Scholars 2 447 Σ D-index 95
600 World 11 National Scholars 2 437 Σ D-index 91
808 World 12 National Scholars 1 127 Σ D-index 48
980 World 13 National
Leiden University

Leiden University

Scholars 1 146 Σ D-index 36

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