The World's Top Engineering and Computer Sciences Universities

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    Compiled by four different organizations, this list speaks for itself. All of the top 15 technical universities are American, and 36 of the top 50. America is politically villified all over the planet, yet ironically there is no question about where the world must come when it wants the best education in how to construct and inform the future.

    http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/ARWU-FIELD2007/ENG.htm

    1 Massachusetts Inst Tech (MIT) USA
    2 Stanford Univ USA
    3 Univ Illinois - Urbana Champaign USA
    3 Univ Michigan - Ann Arbor USA
    5 Univ California - Berkeley USA
    6 Pennsylvania State Univ - Univ Park USA
    7 Georgia Inst Tech USA
    8 Univ Texas - Austin USA
    9 Univ California - San Diego USA
    10 Purdue Univ - West Lafayette USA
    11 Univ California - Santa Barbara USA
    12 Univ Southern California USA
    13 Univ Maryland - Coll Park USA
    14 Carnegie Mellon Univ USA
    15 Cornell Univ USA
    16 Univ Cambridge UK
    17 Tohoku Univ Japan
    18 California Inst Tech USA
    19 Univ Toronto Canada
    20 Northwestern Univ USA
    21 Univ Wisconsin - Madison USA
    22 North Carolina State Univ - Raleigh USA
    22 Univ Washington - Seattle USA
    24 Princeton Univ USA
    25 Kyoto Univ Japan
    26 Ohio State Univ - Columbus USA
    27 Imperial Coll London UK
    28 Swiss Fed Inst Tech - Lausanne Switzerland
    28 Tokyo Inst Tech Japan
    30 Univ Florida USA
    31 Texas A&M Univ - Coll Station USA
    32 Natl Univ Singapore Singapore
    33 Univ California - Los Angeles USA
    34 Univ Minnesota - Twin Cities USA
    35 Harvard Univ USA
    36 Univ Pennsylvania USA
    37 Hong Kong Univ Sci & Tech China-HK
    38 Technion Israel Inst Tech Israel
    39 Osaka Univ Japan
    40 Univ Massachusetts - Amherst USA
    41 Univ Oxford UK
    42 Univ Colorado - Boulder USA
    43 Univ California - Davis USA
    44 Univ Manchester UK
    45 McGill Univ Canada
    46 Univ Waterloo Canada
    47 Virginia Tech USA
    48 Univ California - Irvine USA
    49 Natl Chiao Tung Univ China
    50 31 Duke Univ - USA

    No French, German, Swedish, or Russian universities made the list.
     
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    In France, the top engeenering formations are not in universities, but in the "Grandes écoles" (great high schools).
    To enter here, there is a competitive exam, for each school. After two years of preparation to these exams (usually, the students are here between 18 and 20), the students, if they success, enter the school.

    The french most famous schools are :
    Polytechnique (nickname : X)
    Ecoles des Mines
    Ecoles des Monts et Chaussées
    Arts & Métiers.

    There are others, but I'm not a specialist of it.

    So the fact that there is no french universities is not strange, in France it's more in these great high schools.

    The Universities, in France, are more for the law studies or medical studies (because for science, there are these schools, and alos for trade, for litterature and philosophy....).

    The Financial Times, british wolrd wide known newspapper, has done a classification, with ranks, for the management masters, trade studies.

    Here is the european rank :

    1. HEC Paris (France)
    2. ESCP (France)
    3. CEMS (Community of European Management Schools)
    4. London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
    5. University of Bradford (UK)
    6. Esade Business School (Spain)
    7. Essec Business School (France)
    8. Grenoble Graduate School of Business (France)
    9. EM Lyon (France)
    10. University of Cologne, Faculty of Management (Germany)
    11. Aston Business School (UK)
    12. Edhec Business School (France)
    13. Solvay Business School (Belgium)
    14. Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
    15. Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden)
    16. Audencia (France)
    17. University of Bath School of Management (UK)
    18. University College Dublin : Smurfit (Ireland)
    19. NHH (Norway)
    20. Helsinki School of Economics (Finland)
    20. RSM Erasmus University (Netherlands)
    22. Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)
    23. Corvinus University (Hongria)
    24. Nyenrode Business Universiteit (Netherlands)
    25. University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business (UK)


    HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales, aka Trade High Studies), was 11th acording to the NY Times.

    The FT had done an other poll : for the ten best schools/universities for Master of Business : on the 10, 7 were french.
     
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    and the only school worth a damn didn't make the list....
    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
     
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    Some of the equipment that I work with was made in France. You can read the manufacturing plate that's riveted onto the chassis. It is an impressive piece of equipment when you first see it in operation.
    I am also very aware of Frances history in aviation. You don't have to tell me that the French have an impressive technological record.
    My eyes roll every time I hear someone put down the French.
    Interesting to know how the French higher education system is set up.
     
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    Nice to see my alma mater is still near the top of the list. :)

    Although the antics of Bush Jr. did weigh negatively on the worldwide US image, I would challenge the "America is vilified" meme. Superpowers are always going to be less popular, but not necessarily hated universally.
     
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    Say what you will about the public secondary and elementary schools, but American Universities and Graduate schools are still among the best in the world.

    There's a reason so many come to the USA for a graduate degree.

    PS: Nice to see my alma matter in the top 10, even though I got my doctorate in Mathematics there, not Engineering or Computer Science.
     
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    That is a strange absence. I'd considered going there for undergraduate waaaayyyyy back in the day, but being poor I couldn't get the scholarship money together for it.

    They've had a consistently good reputation. Wonder why they're not there now.
     
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    Why do conservatives say it's just as hard being an accountant as it is being a "scientists"? And, "The only difference between a scientist and any one else is a "little" study?
     
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    One thing for sure...the cost for that school isn't cheap....but what I like is the first year requirements ..... instead of a bunch of wussy liberal arts classes to fully indoctrinate young people into the Democrat Party they immediately immerse you in advanced levels of calculus....regardless of your prospective major.
     
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    Too bad that the top Engineering Students at those schools are not Americans
     

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