The Top 100 Universities in the World for Architecture 2016
22 March 2016
QS has released its 2016 rankings of the top 100 schools for architecture in the world. Led by UC Berkeley's Architecture Department in the College of Environmental Design, the subject area 'Architecture/Built Environment' ranked #3 this year in Architecture moving up from the #4 position in 2015. QS has produced an annual survey of universities since 2011, now including over 800 universities worldwide across 42 subjects, and rating the top universities based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
Published annually since 2011, the QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top-performing institutions in a broad spectrum of individual academic areas. The rankings aim to help prospective students identify leading universities in their chosen field of study, and are being continually expanded in response to growing demand for comparisons of this kind.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled using indicators selected to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject area, alongside research impact in the field. Reputation is assessed using QS’s major global surveys of academics and employers, while research impact is gauged using citations data from Elsevier’s Scopus® bibliometric database. The 2016 results draw on the opinions of 76,798 academics and 44,426 employers, alongside analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citations. A total of 945 universities appear in the published range of results for at least one subject, while 49 countries are home to at least one top-100 institution.