I posted skeptically late last year On Academic Rankings. Some new rankings have come out, so it is time to brag or fret some more. The world renowned ARWU has come out with new rankings for Civil Engineering, and better still, for Transport.
I am pleased to report Sydney comes in 7th globally in Transport. None of this is my doing, I just got here, but nevertheless it is good to hear.
ARWU Transport Rankings
|World Rank||Institution*||Country||Total Score||Score on
|1||Delft University of Technology||274.9||100|
|2||Beijing Jiaotong University||267.5||79.9|
|3||University of California, Berkeley||265.5||86.3|
|4||University of Leeds||245.6||72.6|
|5||National University of Singapore||241.8||61.8|
|6||The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||237.4||51.1|
|7||University of Sydney||236.7||78.7|
|8||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University||234.7||62.8|
|9||The University of Texas at Austin||230.9||73.8|
|10||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)||228.7||69.3|
|11||University of Maryland, College Park||228||74.9|
|12||Purdue University – West Lafayette||224.9||74.3|
|13||Georgia Institute of Technology||224.4||67.8|
This is not how I would rank the universities, but feel free to look at the methodologies and construct your own.
The ARWU indicators and methodology are provided at: http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/Methodology-for-ShanghaiRanking-Global-Ranking-of-Academic-Subjects-2017.html#3
Sydney comes in at 32 globally in Civil Engineering (a bigger arena than transport usually). Again I am not responsible, and this is not how I would rank them, and it sure is puzzling how this is how it came out, and sadly we are behind local rival UNSW, but that is being worked on …
ARWU Civil Engineering Rankings