Best Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Universities in Germany 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is based on data combined from various 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 researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index only includes papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering research’s best universities ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering , based on a thorough examination of 166,880 researchers determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as many as 5741 scholars were investigated.

What is D-index approval threshold for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The D-index threshold for accepting a scholar to be examined is placed at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The inclusion criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars estimated for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Extra verification practices
Because our leading aim is to make sure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute tool to quantify the contributions of scientists. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Although it’s not a element impacting a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using every researcher’s D-index with the help of information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our goal is to inspire scientists, companies and decision-makers worldwide to explore where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
With 18 institutions Germany ranks in spot 10 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scientists in Germany is RWTH Aachen University with 7 researchers affiliated with it being present in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ranking. It is followed by Technical University of Darmstadt with 7 scientists and Technical University of Munich with 7 researchers.

The most prominent scientists in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Germany are representing Bauhaus University, Weimar, RWTH Aachen University, University of Hannover, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, FMP Technology (Germany), Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Technical University of Berlin, Technical University of Munich, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. RWTH Aachen University is featured as the best university in the Germany in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 346. Ranking on the second place is Technical University of Darmstadt with a total D-index of 336. The third spot is occupied by Technical University of Munich with a total D-index of 329.

The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 129 in comparison to an average of 129 for all 18 institutions included in ranking.

The average number of published papers within the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering by researchers affiliated with the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 908 against an average of 908 for all 18 universities.

The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 1% universities is 27952 against an average of 27952 for all 18 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.
56 World 1 National Scholars 7 2,435 Σ D-index 346
60 World 2 National Scholars 7 2,410 Σ D-index 336
62 World 3 National Scholars 7 2,559 Σ D-index 329
103 World 4 National Scholars 5 1,379 Σ D-index 226
135 World 5 National Scholars 3 1,464 Σ D-index 177
142 World 6 National Scholars 4 1,178 Σ D-index 166
154 World 7 National Scholars 3 1,319 Σ D-index 149
169 World 8 National Scholars 3 1,094 Σ D-index 135
203 World 9 National Scholars 1 638 Σ D-index 111
318 World 10 National
TU Dresden

TU Dresden

Scholars 2 536 Σ D-index 66
390 World 11 National Scholars 1 191 Σ D-index 42
420 World 12 National Scholars 1 127 Σ D-index 40
434 World 13 National Scholars 1 161 Σ D-index 39
480 World 14 National Scholars 1 177 Σ D-index 35
483 World 15 National Scholars 1 138 Σ D-index 35
492 World 16 National Scholars 1 274 Σ D-index 34
506 World 17 National Scholars 1 178 Σ D-index 33
545 World 18 National Scholars 1 97 Σ D-index 30

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