The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline
of Engineering and Technology is based on data combined from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
evaluating the citation-based metrics were collected 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
takes into account only publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Engineering and Technology research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Engineering and Technology , based on a detailed examination of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Engineering and Technology, more than 27940 researchers were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be evaluated is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Engineering and Technology. The approval criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Additional verification methods
Because our primary goal is to ensure that only credible researchers are mentioned in Research.com ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be a full tool to evaluate the work of researchers. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every scholar’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A detailed overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire scholars, companies and administrative bodies around the world to examine where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Engineering and Technology
With 195 institutions United States ranks in spot 1 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scholars in United States is MIT with 82 scientists affiliated with it being listed in our Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by Stanford University with 75 researchers and University of California, Berkeley with 58 researchers.
The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Engineering and Technology in United States are associated with Estech Systems (United States), Myocardial Solutions Inc., Boston Children's Hospital, Desert Research Institute, Zynga (United States), University of Toledo, Automotive Technologies International, 3M (United States), Acacia Research Corporation (United States), Intelligent Technologies International, Inc. Stanford University is highlighted as the best university in the United States in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 4336. Ranking on the second place is MIT with a total D-index of 3968. The third position is occupied by University of California, Berkeley with a total D-index of 2898.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 438 in comparison to an average of 438 for all 195 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles within the field of Engineering and Technology by scientists affiliated with the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 2109 in comparison to an average of 2109 for all 195 universities.
The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 1% universities is 118121 against an average of 118121 for all 195 universities.