École Polytechnique: QS ranks l’X in the Top 40 worldwide for the study of 4 subjects

École Polytechnique has been named as one of the world’s top universities for the study of 11 subjects according to the 2021 edition of the QS World University Rankings by subject covering 51 academic disciplines, released on March 3rd.

The School ranked among the Top 40 worldwide in four subjects : Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing, and Physics and Astronomy. It qualifies in the Top 75 worldwide in three additional disciplines : Engineering & Technology, Computer Science & Information Systems, Economics & Econometrics.

In Mathematics, the School moved to the 24th position worldwide from the 27th in 2020 and the 29th in 2019 and boasted its best performance on the academic reputation criterion in this field.

In Physics and Astronomy it earned once again its highest score in this discipline on two indicators : citations per paper and H-Index.

The School’s best performance in terms of Employer Reputation came in Computer Science & Information Systems.

L’X takes the lead among French Higher Education and Research institutions in two disciplines (Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing ; Engineering & Technology) and ranks second in five more (Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Computer Science & Information Systems, Economics &Econometrics).

The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 51 subjects. Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The two other indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and H-index in the relevant subject.

These four components are combined to produce the results for each of the subject rankings, with weightings adapted for each discipline. These four components are : Academic Reputation measured on the basis of a poll of 100,000 academics worldwide, Employer Reputation evaluated from 50,000 survey responses from graduate employers worldwide, Research Citations Per paper and the H-index, measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar and based on the set of the academic’s most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications.

The 2021 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subjet evaluated 388 programs from 71 institutions. Overall, QS provides independent comparative analysis on the performance of 13,883 individual university programs, taken from students at 1,453 institutions in 85 locations across the world.

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