The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field of
Engineering and Technology relies os data derived from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising 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
researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
takes into account only papers and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Engineering and Technology research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the field of Engineering and Technology, based on a thorough study of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Engineering and Technology, more than 27940 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index approval threshold for Engineering and Technology
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be evaluated is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Engineering and Technology. The acceptance criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for considering leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are incorporated into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Because our primary aim is to make sure that only genuine scholars are included in our ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be a complete means to assess the contributions of scholars. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index using metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our mission is to motivate scientists, businessmen and politicians around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to find out 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 researchers in the world is MIT with 82 scholars affiliated with it being listed in the Engineering and Technology ranking. It is followed by Stanford University with 75 scientists and Technical University of Denmark with 66 scientists.
The most prominent scholars in the discipline of Engineering and Technology in the world are associated with Quaid-i-Azam University, University College Dublin, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, University of Amsterdam, International Islamic University Malaysia, Liaoning University of Technology, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Université Djillali Liabes, University of Ottawa, Southern University of Science and Technology.
Stanford University is highlighted as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 4336. Ranking second in the world is MIT with a total D-index of 3968. The third position in the world is occupied by Technical University of Denmark with a total D-index of 3087.
The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 253 against an average of 253 for all 1167 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications within the discipline of Engineering and Technology by scholars affiliated with the top 3% of scholars in the ranking is 1309 in comparison to an average of 1309 for all 1167 universities.
The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 5% universities is 55458 against an average of 55458 for all 1167 universities.