Oxford ranked first in world for Engineering

Oxford ranked first in world for Engineering

The University of Oxford overtook three US universities known for their strength in technology to lead in the Engineering and Computer Science tables.

The ranking is based on criteria measuring teaching, research, industry income, international outlook and citations, which are combined to provide a comparison of universities worldwide.

This year, the engineering and technology ranking has been expanded to include 903 universities, up from 501 last year. Oxford leads the table in Engineering for the first time, after overtaking Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology.

Oxford's Department of Engineering Science is the only unified department in the UK which offers accredited courses in all the major branches of engineering. It is one of the largest departments in the University and produces around 160 new engineering graduates each year, while 120 students will do an MSc or DPhil. The Department has a substantial research portfolio, including much that is directly supported by industry. Oxford e-Research Centre has been an integrated research institute within the Department of Engineering Science since August 2017.

Engineering Science Head of Department Professor Lionel Tarassenko says "We have an international reputation for our research in all branches of engineering, from jet engines and renewable energies to digital health and cancer drug therapies via autonomous vehicles and machine learning for computer vision."

He adds, "We continue to attract top talent to the Department, from bright 18-year old undergraduates to world-leading research professors. We are passionate about translating our research into products, working not only with top UK engineering companies such as Rolls-Royce and Jaguar Land Rover but also with Silicon Valley tech giants and spinning out about 10 companies a year. At a time of political uncertainty, our ranking shows how Oxford is delivering for the UK in the engineering sector".