Universidade de Lisboa ranked 48th in the prestigious US News ranking for engineering, where Técnico stands out. This is the first time that a Portuguese engineering university ranks among the top 50 worldwide. This result is due to the quality of faculty, researchers and students of Instituto Superior Técnico, as well as the development of science and engineering in Portugal. Técnico ranks 11th in the ranking of European engineering schools.
The US News ranking aims to evaluate the academic excellence of the institutions taking into account the strength of faculty, student selectivity, retention and graduation rates, faculty resources and academic reputation.
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The list of the best engineering schools is led by Tsinghua University, in China, followed by the National University of Singapore and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which ranks 3rd.