The European Ranking of Engineering Programs, in short EngiRank, published December 9, 2020 in Warsaw, Poland, is a pilot version of a ranking that relies on indicators important for education of competent and creative engineers who are aware of the social consequences of their actions. Importantly, EngiRank is a genuine ranking, and not an “extract” derived from the overall university ranking. The pilot ranking covers higher education institutions and engineering programs in 13 countries of the so-called New Europe, countries that joined the European Union on or after 2004.
Warsaw University of Technology is in the top place followed by AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. In the top twenty, along the Polish and Czech universities, there are institutions from Cyprus, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia and Romania. Besides the general “institutional” ranking classifying 81 institutions, “rankings by subject” in seven discipline were also published. The “by subject” disciplines were selected following the FOS classification recommended by OECD.
The winners in the rankings by subject are: Peter Pozmany Catholic University, Hungary (Chemical Engineering), Silesian University of Technology, Poland (Civil Engineering), University of Cyprus (Electrical, Electronic & Information Engineering), AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland (Environmental Engineering), Semmelweis University, Hungary (Materials Engineering), University of Pannonia, Hungary (Mechanical Engineering) and Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (Medical Engineering).
The ranking had been initiated and produced by the “Perspektywy” Education Foundation with the Foundation for the Development of the Education System FRSE (Poland’s national agency of the Erasmus) as its main partner, and IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (international organization of rankers and ranking analysts) as a supporting partner. Elsevier provided significant support in the preparation of the ranking.
The “Perspektywy” Foundation has a multiyear experience in the field of educational rankings. For over 20 years it has published the Perspektywy University Ranking in Poland as well as several rankings of secondary schools and MBA programs.
„The mission of the European Ranking of Engineering Programs is to fill in the gap providing a current and reliable information on the engineering education in Europe” said Waldemar Siwinski, President of “Perspektywy” and Vice President of IREG Observatory – “I hope that experience gained during the work on the EngiRank, and closer cooperation with the industry will, in the near future, allow us to accomplish an ambitious project – a ranking of engineering programs in all countries of the European Union”.
“Thanks to EngiRank, a ranking based on the facts, it will also be easier for international students participating in the Erasmus program to find a higher education institution where to follow education in the chosen engineering discipline” – underlined Pawel Poszytek, General Director of FRSE.
The International Council played an important role in designing EngiRank. Along the professors from Belgium, France, Germany, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, and Romania, on the Council there were representatives of the European organizations of engineers. The actual work on EngiRank had been preceded by consultations with representatives of the industry (Airbus, Rosatom) at the international seminars organized by IREG Observatory in Bremen, Warsaw and Moscow.
The data for the ranking comes from the Elsevier’s Scopus, European Patent Office PATSTAT, Horizon2020, accrediting organizations for engineering studies (ABET, ENAEE, RIBA and other), and the Erasmus database.
Ranking website: www.EngiRank.eu
EngiRank – Best universities of technology in the „New Europe” countries:
|1||Warsaw University of Technology||Poland||100,00|
|2||AGH University of Science and Technology||Poland||91,66|
|3||University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague||Czech Republic||90,36|
|4||Czech Technical University||Czech Republic||86,76|
|4||University of Cyprus||Cyprus||84,40|
|6||Lodz University of Technology||Poland||83,91|
|6||Wroclaw University of Science and Technology||Poland||83,66|
|8||Technical University of Kosice||Slovakia||82,18|
|8||Military University of Technology Warsaw||Poland||82,09|
|10||Budapest University of Technology and Economics||Hungary||80,28|
|11||Silesian University of Technology||Poland||79,67|
|12||Gdańsk University of Technology||Poland||78,66|
|13||Slovak University of Technology||Slovakia||77.02|
|14||Poznań University of Technology||Poland||75,81|
|15||Tallin University of Technology||Estonia||74,53|
|16||University of Maribor||Slovenia||73,48|
|16||Cyprus University of Technology||Cyprus||73,32|
|16||Brno University of Technology||Czech Republic||73,16|
|16||West Pomeranian University of Technology||Poland||72,91|
|20||University Politechnica of Bucharest||Romania||71,43|
EngiRank „by subject”
EngiRank – Chemical Enginering:
|1||Peter Pazmany Catholic University||Hungary||100,00|
|2||University of Chemistry and Technology Prague||Czech Republic||95,42|
|3||Jagiellonian University of Kraków||Poland||90,53|
|4||Warsaw University of Technology||Poland||89,88|
|5||University of Ljubljana||Slovenia||87,89|
EngiRank – Civil Enginering:
|1||Silesian University of Technology||Poland||100,00|
|2||University of Ljubljana||Slovenia||96,09|
|3||Lodz University of Technology||Poland||87,47|
|4||Cyprus University of Technology||Cyprus||86,32|
|5||Cracow University of Technology||Poland||77,04|
EngiRank – Electrical, Electroni & Information Engineering:
|1||University of Cyprus||Cyprus||100,00|
|2||University of Zagreb||Croatia||95,98|
|3||Lodz University of Technology||Poland||94,43|
|3||Military University of Technology||Poland||94,02|
|5||Warsaw University of Technology||Poland||93,47|
EngiRank – Environmental Engineering:
|1||AGH University of Science and Technology||Poland||100,00|
|2||Warsaw University of Technology||Poland||94,90|
|2||University of Pannonia||Hungary||94,60|
|4||University of Ljubljana||Slovenia||92,18|
|4||University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague||Chech Republic||91,82|
EngiRank – Materials Engineering:
|2||Warsaw University of Technology||Poland||90,47|
|3||West Pomeranian University of Technology||Poland||90,12|
|4||Poznań University of Technology||Poland||88,18|
|5||Lodz University of Technology||Poland||85,53|
EngiRank – Mechanical Engineering:
|1||University of Pannonia||Hungary||100,00|
|2||Silesian University of Technology||Poland||91,80|
|3||Cyprus University of Technology||Cyprus||86,16|
|4||Warsaw University of Technology||Poland||85,58|
|5||University of Ljubljana||Slovenia||82,92|
EngiRank – Medical Engineering:
|1||Warsaw University of Technology||Poland||100,00|
|2||Gdańsk University of Technology||Poland||98,49|
|4||Palacky University Olomouc||Czech Republic||91,14|
|5||Lodz University of Technology||Poland||84,26|
Note: In order to determine the position of universities in the ranking, a discrimination threshold of 0.5% of the number of points with a higher total number of large ranking points was introduced. It means that schools with scores that differ by less than 0.5% in the number of points will occupy the same position in the ranking.