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QS: rankings success for TU Wien

The QS World University Ranking by subject area places the two largest fields of study at TU Wien in the top 100.

In the current <link http: subject-rankings _blank>QS World University Ranking by subject area: Computer Science and Business Informatics remain in the top 100, and Architecture climbs into this top tier for the first time. TU Wien is placed amongst the top 200 institutions worldwide in a total of 10 out of 30 subject areas.

Rudolf Scheuvens, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, comments on reaching the top 100 for the first time: "I am delighted that the particular achievements of our faculty are now also being reflected in the rankings. All of our colleagues can feel vindicated, in that their hard work, commitment and expertise has contributed to our continuing development. We certainly won't be overestimating our ranking, but we do feel vindicated in our own way"

Gerald Steinhardt, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, on this repeat success: "Since 2013, the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien has held a top place in the subject rankings. This clearly shows that Austrian universities are also carrying out first-class scientific work, capable of competing on a global scale. Even if these rankings only reflect part of a university's reality, the high placing for TU Wien's Faculty of Informatics in recent years is a good indicator of the quality of its research and teaching."

SubjectRank 2015
Architecture / Built Environment 51 - 100
Computer Science & Information Systems51 - 100
Engineering –Civil & Structure101 - 150
Engineering – Electrical & Electronic101 - 150
Materials Science101 - 150
Mathematics101 - 150
Engineering - Chemical151 - 200
Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing151 - 200
Physics & Astronomy151 - 200
Statistics & Opertional Research151 - 200

The rankings list the top 50 place by place, after which the listing continues in blocks of 50.
Evaluation is based on four criteria, which are weighted differently according to the subject area. The most important indicator for the rankings is 'Academic Reputation', which is assessed in the form of a survey. 'Employer Reputation' is determined via a survey of over 16,000 businesses, with employability being the focus. Research is also included in the overall result by looking at the number of 'Citations per Faculty'. The final component is the h-index, which attempts to measure productivity as well as the impact of scientific works.