Mar 03, 2015

2015 Edition: Best Universities for an Engineering Degree in Europe

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2015 Edition: Best Universities for an Engineering Degree in Europe

Higher education is, and will remain, a fundamental building block in obtaining a quality, high-paying job. For engineering positions in the mining industry, it’s imperative.

Since 1983, U.S. News has provided a series of consumer guides that include global education rankings to assist parent and students in finding the perfect school. The site utilizes ten indicators (see here) to calculate each institution’s score.

Though not directly associated with the mining industry, based on the scoring, these are the top 10 universities for an engineering degree in Europe.

10. Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)

Score: 71.0

Founded in 1971, Polytechnic University of Catalonia is the largest engineering university in Catalonia, Spain. Commonly referred to as BarcelonaTECH or UPC, the University aims to achieve the highest degree of engineering/technical excellence and has bilateral agreements with several top-ranked European universities.

Noteworthy: Ranks #409 for Best Global Universities

9. Aalborg University (Denmark)

Score: 71.5

Since 1974, the Aalborg University in Denmark has been a catalyst for academic excellence, cultural engagement and personal development for students. The University has campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen, along with dedicated engineering programs in a variety of fields.

8. KU Leuven (Belgium)

Score: 71.9

Originally the first university established in Belgium, KU Leuven consistently ranks within the top 100 universities of the world. The school is strongly regarded as a research-oriented university with one of the best engineering programs in Europe.

Noteworthy: Ranks #53 for Best Global Universities

7. Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Score: 73.8

Founded in 1827, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden is one of Scandinavia’s largest institutions of higher education in technology.

Noteworthy: Ranks #197 for Best Global Universities

6. University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Score: 75.8

Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. The school is a collegiate public research university located in Cambridge, England.

Noteworthy: Ranks #6 for Best Global Universities

5. Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)

Score: 76.2

Often referred to as DTU, the Technical University of Denmark is the largest and the leading environment for training engineers. The school is one of the foremost technical universities in Europe and continues to set new records in the number of publications and partnerships within the engineering industry.

Noteworthy: Ranks #185 for Best Global Universities

4. Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

Score: 78.3

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest Dutch public technical university. Commonly referred to as TU Delft, the University works with other educational and research institution, both in the Netherlands and abroad, to provide the best research and teaching in engineering possible.

Noteworthy: Ranks #188 for Best Global Universities

3. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)

Score: 79.8

Founded in 1855, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) is a leading international university for technology and natural sciences.

Noteworthy: Ranks #26 for Best Global Universities

2. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Score: 80.6

EPFL is regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious universities in technology. Founded in 1853, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne has gained national attention for a number of high-profile projects.

Noteworthy: Ranks #77 for Best Global Universities

1. Imperial College London (United Kingdom)

Score: 82.9

Located in the United Kingdom, the Imperial College London has 10 departments covering a comprehensive range of engineering disciplines. The school consistently ranks as one of the best schools for engineering across the globe.

Noteworthy: Ranks #12 for Best Global Universities

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