As a postgraduate institute, the Asian Institute of Technology is not eligible to participate in the World Ranking of Universities. However, during the previous two years, AIT has been ranked globally according to individual subjects.
In the “QS World Universities 2017 Rankings by Subject” released on 8 March 2017, AIT has been ranked among the top universities in the world in seven subjects.AIT is ranked 101-150 in Architecture and Built Environment, and it is among the top 151-200 universities in both Civil and Structural Engineering, as well as Environmental Studies. For the first time, AIT is also ranked in Business and Management Studies figuring in the top 251-300 in the world.
During the QS Ranking in 2016, AIT made it to the global list in three subjects, while in 2017, it is featured in seven subjects.
“The rankings confirm that despite its small size, AIT continues to be well recognized at the world stage”. AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai said. Despite having less than 2,000 students and around 100 faculty members, AIT manages to fare well against full-fledged universities having 10 times its size, he added. Equally significant is that AIT’s multidisciplinary approach enables it to mark a significant presence even in its non-core subjects.
QS analyzes four aspects – academic reputation, citations per paper, employer reputation, and H-index Citations for tabulating the rankings.
While introducing AIT, QS notes the unique international character of AIT stating that 70 per cent of its 2,000 plus student population hails from outside the host country, from all corners of Asia and the rest of the world. It adds that AIT graduates are a who’s who of success stories in both the public and private sectors in more than half the world’s countries.
Published annually since 2011, the QS World University Rankings by Subject aims to highlight the world’s top-performing institutions in a broad spectrum of individual academic areas and help prospective students identify leading universities in their chosen field of study.
More details are available at these links:
(1) Architecture/Built Environment (101-150)
(2) Civil and Structural Engineering (151-200)
(3) Environmental Studies (151-200)
(4) Business and Management Studies (251-300)
(5) Electrical and Electronics (301-350)
(6) Mechanical (351-400)
(7) Computer Science and Information Management (451-500)