Politecnico di Torino has ranked again among the best technical universities in the world in the “QS World University Ranking by Subject 2017”, one of the most reliable international rankings, which draws attention to the centres of academic excellence in education and research. This year this ranking celebrates its sixth anniversary and around 4500 universities and scientific institutes in the world have been included in the survey; only little more than a thousand have ranked and among them we can find Politecnico.

The position of the university has improved further and further since 2016; this year it has ranked among the “Top Universities” in the world in 10 subjects and 3 thematic areas (Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology and Natural Sciences) of the QS World University Ranking. More precisely, we can see Politecnico at the 52nd position in the world in the area of Engineering & Technology.

Politecnico’s position has improved in other areas as well, in fact it has ranked in the Top 50 of the world universities: Civil & Structural Engineering has ranked 35th in the world (9th in Europe), gaining two positions if we consider last year, and Architecture/Built Environment is at the 46th position (16th in Europe) (in 2016 it ranked 50th).

Positive results have been also obtained in Computer Science & Information Systems, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, in which the university has ranked among the 100 best universities in the world; Art & Design, Materials Sciences and Mathematics have made the university rank among the 150 best universities in the world. Other two thematic areas thanks to which the university is among the 200 best universities in the world are Chemical Engineering and Physics & Astronomy.

The parameters considered in the survey include the Academic reputation and the Employer reputation, evaluated through a statistic by QS, the number of quotes in scientific publications and some bibliometric indicators like Hindex.

“We are very proud of these results, because they show that our university has improved its international reputation further and further”, underlines the dean Marco Gilli. “I think that the international rankings are a great opportunity to identify our strengths and our weaknesses, thanks to the comparison with other universities in the world. It makes me glad that Politecnico has reached again a gratifying position, both in the Engineering field and in Architecture & Design”.