10/25/2011 07:00:00

Caltech Retains Top Spot in Engineering and Technology Rankings

In addition to their recent ranking of Caltech as first among world universities, for the second consecutive year the Times Higher Education has also ranked the Institute first for its engineering and technology programs.

"Once again, Caltech has been recognized for its contributions to academia and society," says Ares Rosakis, chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) at Caltech. "We know that rankings are often imperfect and a number one position may come and go. In contrast, our sustained impact is in the creation of new schools of thought which are the true indicators of our combined achievements and excellence in both research and education."

This year, Caltech shares the lead position with MIT; Princeton, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University round out the top five. The engineering and technology ranking is one of six subsections of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-2012. It covers a wide range of subjects—from aerospace engineering to sustainable energy research—making it "one of the most diverse of the subject tables in terms of national representation." The list is compiled data supplied by Thomson Reuters.

For a full list of the world's top 50 engineering and technology schools and all of the performance indicators, go to the Times Higher Education website.

Written by Katie Neith