UCLA is ranked ninth in the world for engineering, according to a report today from Times Higher Education, a United Kingdom-based company that analyzes universities across the globe for performance in research and education.
The 2020 subject ranking for engineering and technology also places UCLA sixth in the U.S. and first among U.S. public universities. This year’s ranking, which looked at 903 universities around the world, saw UCLA jump four spots from last year’s list.
The new 2020 subject ranking for computer science has UCLA at 12th in the world, the same spot globally as last year. The 2020 ranking also places UCLA 7th in the U.S., up one spot nationally from last year, and first among U.S. public universities.
The publication’s subject rankings are based on several factors, including research productivity, reputation and influence; teaching; knowledge transfer; and ability to attract international scholars and students.
“We are very pleased with the latest rankings which highlight the great work that our faculty and students are doing,” said Jayathi Murthy, Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean of the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. “As we undergo this exciting period of accelerated growth for our school, we will continue to focus on engineering change that will solve major societal challenges and transform lives for the better.”