QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Centrale Nantes in the top 5 in France across several engineering fields

Centrale Nantes is ranked among the top French schools and universities for the quality of its research and its reputation in the QS World University Ranking, one of the most respected world rankings. Centrale Nantes is thus positioned in the top 5 in France in mechanics, aeronautics and manufacturing as well as in civil engineering.

on April 6, 2022

Centrale Nantes has made significant progress across several engineering fields and subjects:
  • Mechanics, aeronautics and manufacturing: Centrale Nantes jumped 42 places to 109th place in the world for these subjects and 4th in France
  • Civil engineering: the school is placed in the top 200 worldwide and 5th in France
  • Electrical and electronic engineering: the school ranks in the top 450 worldwide and 13th in France

This result is without a doubt very fine recognition of the school's performance, which reflects our internationally recognised research and drive in innovation. It highlights the employability of our graduates and confirms our strategy of developing major projects to support industrial innovation.

- Jean-Baptiste AVRILLIER, Director of Centrale Nantes:

This ranking underscores Centrale Nantes' attractiveness and its research excellence, as well as its work supporting companies as they move towards the industry of the future, with ambitious partnership research projects in transport decarbonisation, renewable energy and additive manufacturing.

QS World University Rankings methodology

Each year, the QS World University Rankings ranks the world’s 1,500 best institutions, in 5 major fields and 51 subjects. The QS rankings differ from other international rankings in that academic peer review (40% of the final score) and employer reputation (30%) take priority. Two further criteria are used for this ranking: the impact and productivity of faculty’s published research (10%) and citations per paper (10%).
Published on April 6, 2022 Updated on October 19, 2023