During recent years, there have been four or five university ranking systems that take a global approach. They include QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), Academic Ranking of World Universities, the CWTS Leiden Ranking, and the Webometrics Ranking. Each of the mentioned ranking systems uses different approaches. Among these various ranking systems, QS and THE rankings are more broadly based. The QS Rankings could be the best for those who wish to target the universities based on overall reputation.
Quacquarelli Symonds, founded in 1990 by Nunzio Quacquarelli, is a British company focused on education services. QS Rankings, published annually, are helpful for prospective students to find the leading schools based on their field of interest. Six major metrics are considered for each university based on QS methodological framework. Thus, universities continue to be evaluated according to the following metrics:
1. Academic Reputation (40%)
2. Employer Reputation (10%)
3. Faculty/ Student Ratio (20%)
4. Citations per Faculty (5%)
5. International Faculty Ratio (5%)
6. International Student Ratio (5%)
Evaluated universities are from 80 different locations, assessed in 48 distinct branches of 5 main subjects, including Natural sciences, Engineering and Technologies, Bioscience and Medicine, Social sciences, and Art and Humanities.
The 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject confirms K. N. Toosi University of Technology among the world’s top universities in Engineering & Technology. The results for KNTU in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are determined in ranks 401-450 and 451-500, respectively. Comparing with last year, the results are nearly the same, although Covid-19 has influenced many universities all around the world and has made a severe impact on education systems. K. N. Toosi University of Technology is proud to announce that by taking advantage of new educational methods as well as focusing on the health protocols as the highest priority, could successfully overcome the most challenges and obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and still stay among top universities of the world.
Congratulating this striking success to the family of KNTU, we all hope to continue this success track through cooperative efforts and make more rise and progress towards achieving the university’s planned goals.