L’X advances in the THE world’s top 100 universities
École Polytechnique advanced its position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 of more than 1,500 universities worldwide, scoring the 87th position (93rd in 2020). The school ranks 2nd among French institutions and 29th in Europe.
L'X ranks 87th in THE’s ranking of the world’s best universities, gaining six positions compared to the previous year. Times Higher Education revealed its ranking of the world’s best 1,500+ best universities on Wednesday, September 2. École Polytechnique makes it to the top 100 and is positioned 87th in the overall ranking, on par with the University of Science and Technology of China and Sorbonne University. It is the 2nd French institution, behind Paris-Science-et-Lettres (46th).
This ranking is based on 13 indicators that assess the quality of teaching, research, citations (influence of research), international perspective and industry-related revenue (transfer of knowledge).
All in all, 41 French institutions are listed in the ranking, including Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis which along with École Polytechnique, Ensta, Ensae are founding members of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.