The World's 12 Best Schools For Technology And Engineering – Forbes

With the proliferation of technologies that make tech an almost mandatory part of a modern worker’s resume, and the loss of a generation of engineers to retirement, those two subjects are more important than ever for this new wave of workers still in school.
And which schools are best to tutor them in those avenues? Well, answers to that question come from Times Higher Education – or THE – a London magazine that tracks the higher education market. We previously covered the organization’s recent ranking of schools around the globe in our look at The World’s Top Universities In 2016. And then we separated the best European schools from the overall list, highlighting the best.
But THE also ranks schools based in which institutions offer the best programs in different subjects. We looked to the organization’s take on those that offer great tech and engineering programs and folded the results into a slideshow showing the top 12 finest such curriculums in the world. Check it out below.
The vast majority of the schools that found their way into top of THE’s list of the world’s best universities was varied but heavily skewed toward institutions in the United States. The list of very best tech and engineering programs, however, is a touch more diverse, showing universities from China, Switzerland, the UK, the U.S.A and Singapore.
Number three on THE’s 2016 list is the world famous Oxford University, which also topped the list of best schools on the planet overall, as well as ranking fifth in THE’s look at the most reputable schools globally.
In second place for tech and engineering programs is Stanford University, a startup engine of Silicon Valley and the spawning ground of Google. Stanford also snagged third place on the list of most reputable universities and third on the overall list of best schools.
In first place, claiming this year’s title of best university for technology and engineering, is the California Institute of technology—or Caltech. Based in Pasadena, California – right outside of Los Angeles – Caltech has the 10th best reputation of all universities worldwide, according to THE, and placed second overall on the list of best universities in the world. The University at Oxford, as we’d mentioned, was the only one ranked better.
Technology and engineering are subjects that, if mastered, can provide great jobs and careers in the… [+] future. But which schools offer the best programs? (Shutterstock)
Unlike Forbes own ranking of top college, which focus on schools in the United States and gauges return on investment, Times High Education looks to institutions around the world, basing its scoring on their performance in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
According to THE, the performance indicators include a school’s learning environment, volume of research, income and reputation; research influence; and the international scope of its staff, students and research. Universities are excluded if they do not teach under­graduates or if their research output amounted to fewer than 1,000 articles between 2011 and 2015. They can also be excluded if 80% or more of their research is focused on a narrow field of study.
For more information in the organization’s methodology, visit its explanation page here. For the full list of THE’s World University Rankings, visit the organization’s site here.

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