Virginia Tech’s Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) has made a stunning rise to No. 4 in US News & World Report’s rankings of the best global universities for electrical and electrical engineering died in the United States.
The announcement coincides with ECE’s 50th ranking in US News & World Report’s global electrical and computer engineering rankings, which features organizations from 95 countries around the world. This latest top 5 ranking specifically focuses on electrical engineering programs in the United States and puts Virginia Tech just behind Princeton, Georgia Tech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tied for fourth place with the University of California, Berkeley, Virginia Tech has established itself as a leader in electrical engineering research and innovation.
The Best Global Universities Subject Rankings is a newer US News ranking that prioritizes measurable outcomes. Powered by Clarivate, they consider a candidate’s number of highly cited articles, international collaborations, books, publications and conferences, as well as their regional and global research reputation.
Luke Lester, Roanoke Electrical Steel Professor and department chair, noted the importance of the latest rankings as well as the program’s growing momentum.
“With the increase in our faculty’s objective rankings and passion for excellent scholarship, we are now seeing the impact of our exceptional research efforts over the past decade,” said Lester. “This important recognition is not only because we have grown into one of the largest divisions in the country but also because we have many recognized experts in their respective fields, including industrial electronics power systems, cyber security, wireless communications and networks, and software systems.”