The research performed in the ECE School is both of wide scope and high standard. The areas in which ECE researchers are active are grouped by disciplinary field as reflected in the organization of the School and the outcomes of their research are being exploited by feeding back the teaching process, maintaining a very high level of studies. Undergraduate students are given the opportunity to contribute to the School’s research activity, mainly in the context of their diploma theses.
The ECE School has a very active presence in both fundamental and applied research, securing substantial grants from its researchers’ participation in competitive research programs in national and European level. These research programs constitute a significant part of the School’s research activities. Their management is supported by either the Management Comitee of the Special Account for Research Grants of NTUA or the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), which is the main institution focused on managing funding for research in the ECE School.
ECE-NTUA among the best in the QS World University Rankings
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the NTUA is among the best ECE Schools worldwide according to QS World University Rankings for the year 2018.
In the subject of “Engineering Electrical and Electronic”, ECE-NTUA is ranked 51st in the world (51-100), among 1044 University Schools evaluated. In Europe, ECE-NTUA is ranked 14th (14-28) and 1st among the three ECE Schools in Greece that fulfilled the criteria for inclusion in the QS World University Rankings, followed by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (151-200) and the University of Patras (251-300).
In the subject of “Computer Science and Information Technology”, ECE-NTUA is ranked 101st in the world (101-150), among 1258 Schools. ECE-NTUA is ranked 30th in Europe (30-57) and is the top School in the subject of Computer Science in Greece. In this subject, also included from Greece are: the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (251-300), the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (251-300), the University of Patras (301-350), the Athens University of Economics and Business (301-350), and the University of Crete (451-500).
ECE-NTUA is the only School in Greece that is included in the ranking of both “Engineering Electrical and Electronic” and “Computer Science and Information Technology” and, notably, in a top place.
In 2018, over 4500 universities in 48 different subjects were evaluated for the QS-Top Universities / World Rankings.
In the subject of Electrical Engineering, ECE-NTUA is in the same place (51-100), as Yale University, the University of Southern California, the University of Washington, KU Leuven (Belgium), TU Berlin, University College London, Lund University (Sweden), the Technical University of Denmark, Chalmers University (Sweden), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), McGill University (Canada), Monash University (Australia), RMIT (Australia), Texas A&M (USA), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), and Pennsylvania State University.
In the subject of Computer Science, other institutions that are featured in the same place (101-150) include the University of Bristol, the University of California Davis, the University of Zurich, Ecole Polytechnique, the Eindhoven University of Technology, LSE (UK) - London School of Economics, Tel Aviv University, University of Pisa, University of Milan, Brown University (USA), Northwestern University (USA), Rice University (USA), University of Bristol, Uppsala University (Sweden), and CentraleSupélec (France).
QS World University Rankings are created by evaluating the following parameters: academic reputation, reputation among employers, research citations per paper and the H-Index, which measures the number and impact of research publications and undergraduate or graduate programs on the subject of evaluation.
According to Shanghai Rankings 2017 (Academic Ranking of World Universities) the ECE School is ranked 101-150 among all Universities in the research fields of Computer Science and Telecommunications.