Delft University of Technology: Rankings

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The Delft University of Technology ranked 3rd in the Netherlands and 146th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 10 in 18 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the Delft University of Technology is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 94,340 publications and 2,889,434 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 149 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#146 of 14,160In the World
#41 of 2,789In Europe
#3 of 58In the Netherlands
#1 of 2In Delft
#2 of 1,030For Transportation Engineering
#2 of 1,024For Marine Engineering
#2 of 1,076For Architectural Engineering
#532 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#121 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top10For 15 other topics

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Engineering

The Delft University of Technology ranked 1st for Engineering in the Netherlands and 24th in the World with 44,025 publications made and 1,228,714 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Optical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Structural Engineering.

RankRanking
#1 of 21In the Netherlands
#4 of 1,147In Europe
#24 of 4,716In the World

Delft University of Technology
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990365258
1991402309
1992383393
1993421427
1994518591
1995499764
1996524720
19976591358
19986211316
19996411016
20007861626
20018731840
20029471856
20038702707
200410842912
200512033049
200613483740
200714554035
200816145342
200918865738
201020755688
201119366018
201220706373
201320327849
201421928457
201521768964
201622739151
201722949455
201822848737
201923258628
202023437083

Physics

The Delft University of Technology ranked 1st for Physics in the Netherlands and 51st in the World with 23,091 publications made and 764,341 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanotechnology, Atomic and Molecular physics.

RankRanking
#1 of 13In the Netherlands
#8 of 978In Europe
#51 of 4,160In the World

Delft University of Technology
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990262269
1991276220
1992236226
1993240267
1994297397
1995279329
1996334441
1997388947
19984061281
1999395832
20004831136
20015291309
20025471294
20034781501
20046021775
20056392437
20066882178
20076932351
20087632746
20098572670
20109393355
20118583088
20129843827
20139714842
201410324870
201510335672
201611365293
201711315597
201812085688
201912925695
202012484346

Chemistry

The Delft University of Technology ranked 1st for Chemistry in the Netherlands and 57th in the World with 22,205 publications made and 848,460 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#1 of 13In the Netherlands
#8 of 995In Europe
#57 of 4,409In the World

Delft University of Technology
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990251333
1991276277
1992262431
1993263406
1994328617
1995342752
1996337606
1997415997
19983921193
1999408958
20004491319
20015371587
20024901269
20034701887
20045761865
20055952096
20066542065
20076612675
20087053099
20098113175
20109863249
20117763444
20129013596
20139054812
20149524951
20159425566
201610445175
201710125698
201810734810
201911985763
202011654107

Computer Science

The Delft University of Technology ranked 2nd for Computer Science in the Netherlands and 79th in the World with 13,713 publications made and 388,197 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Management Information Systems, Computer Vision, Blockchain and Cryptography, Human-Computer Interaction.

RankRanking
#2 of 26In the Netherlands
#12 of 1,068In Europe
#79 of 4,494In the World

Delft University of Technology
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19907974
19916231
199210882
199390128
199412564
1995121210
1996115188
1997123133
1998132545
1999155453
2000192995
2001205501
2002208670
2003222969
2004291908
20053851172
20064341165
20074551120
20085341695
20096631801
20107561850
20116711584
20127502805
20137302520
20147402506
20157302698
20167612393
20177223282
20187993416
20198103443
20208693078

Environmental Science

The Delft University of Technology ranked 3rd for Environmental Science in the Netherlands and 75th in the World with 10,896 publications made and 383,583 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Environmental Management, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography and Cartography, Hydrology and Water resources management.

RankRanking
#3 of 15In the Netherlands
#21 of 951In Europe
#75 of 4,129In the World

Delft University of Technology
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19906993
19915694
19924354
19937983
19946390
199588142
199672129
1997118287
1998100253
1999121500
2000139377
2001146395
2002202656
2003204840
2004220779
2005268998
2006249923
20073001297
20083671748
20094392033
20104401974
20115262136
20125932588
20135662929
20146932745
20156893210
20167333448
20177173182
20186082280
20196172641
20207003098

Business

The Delft University of Technology ranked 3rd for Business in the Netherlands and 73rd in the World with 7,024 publications made and 203,139 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Operations Research, Project Management, Marketing, Construction Management.

RankRanking
#3 of 27In the Netherlands
#16 of 1,028In Europe
#73 of 4,080In the World

Delft University of Technology
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902018
1991194
19921621
1993219
19942332
19953952
19964441
19975135
199856119
19995364
2000101338
2001109179
2002128342
2003149363
2004162410
2005215612
2006213748
2007242818
20083171386
20093611206
20104131091
2011392846
20124431649
20134331812
20144271368
20154391489
20164341853
20174222230
20183491946
20193521373
20203691567

Mathematics

The Delft University of Technology ranked 2nd for Mathematics in the Netherlands and 68th in the World with 5,181 publications made and 144,905 citations received. Main research topics: Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Blockchain and Cryptography, Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.

RankRanking
#2 of 18In the Netherlands
#10 of 838In Europe
#68 of 3,475In the World

Delft University of Technology
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19903496
19913519
19922741
19934555
19944875
19953866
199654109
199755119
199857120
19995752
200086253
200197289
200288151
2003112386
2004104186
2005171383
2006173377
2007165487
2008211868
2009281982
2010231633
2011231634
2012260776
2013274900
2014266803
2015256713
2016270822
2017290706
2018280938
2019273836
2020310806

Biology

The Delft University of Technology ranked 10th for Biology in the Netherlands and 396th in the World with 5,142 publications made and 316,017 citations received. Main research topics: Nanotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Genetics.

RankRanking
#10 of 18In the Netherlands
#143 of 958In Europe
#396 of 4,578In the World

Delft University of Technology
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904587
19913765
199230122
19934184
199455131
199560135
199639159
199752165
199860651
199942238
200064384
200184560
200259268
200389694
200481422
2005144936
2006125909
20071421131
20081701619
2009176921
20102091209
20112071138
20122631690
20132201773
20143032315
20153483751
20163612706
20173563107
20182842069
20192772302
20203121767

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The Delft University of Technology ranked 11th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the Netherlands and 318th in the World with 5,053 publications made and 129,170 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Urban and Regional planning.

RankRanking
#11 of 30In the Netherlands
#103 of 1,158In Europe
#318 of 5,152In the World

Delft University of Technology
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990127
199184
199283
199393
1994103
19951819
1996164
19972826
19982026
19993547
200045301
200162231
200254142
200356157
200468189
2005108351
2006115367
2007116434
2008186533
2009222673
2010245589
2011261723
20123111295
20132891300
20143351260
20153151312
20163661287
20173171564
20183761348
20193991198
20204211450

Art & Design

The Delft University of Technology ranked 2nd for Art & Design in the Netherlands and 71st in the World with 2,656 publications made and 53,646 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Architecture, UX/UI Desgin, Game Design and Development, Graphic Design.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#2 of 17In the Netherlands
#17 of 734In Europe
#71 of 2,801In the World

Delft University of Technology
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990105
1991610
1992153
19932123
1994187
19952226
19961715
19973221
19981424
19991821
20003636
20013936
200246101
200340125
200457113
200560125
200695283
200775167
2008114546
2009140429
2010165289
2011168323
2012151295
2013162401
2014139331
2015158229
2016159411
2017157388
2018141170
2019150302
2020144180

Economics

The Delft University of Technology ranked 10th for Economics in the Netherlands and 178th in the World with 2,249 publications made and 65,904 citations received. Main research topics: Environmental Economics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance.

RankRanking
#10 of 15In the Netherlands
#62 of 803In Europe
#178 of 3,117In the World

Delft University of Technology
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199021
199171
199212
199353
199453
1995514
19961118
19971420
19981436
19991314
20001528
20013055
20023070
20033483
20044477
200552127
200652117
200774276
2008113462
2009118651
2010103334
2011129370
2012130499
2013145621
2014150405
2015133627
2016151705
20171691101
2018148757
2019129430
2020131775

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the Delft University of Technology