Centrale Nantes Rankings

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Centrale Nantes ranked 87th in the world for Mechanical Engineering

Centrale Nantes comes in at 190th position in the world for Engineering and Technology and has made significant progress across several engineering fields and subjects:
  • Mechanical engineering: Centrale Nantes jumped a further 22 places to 87th place in the world for this subject and 3rd in France - behind Polytechnique and Université PSL (the only three French institutions to make the top 100)
  • Civil engineering: the school is one of only five French institutions ranked in the top 200 worldwide for this subject alongside Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (top 100) and INSA Lyon, Université Grenoble Alpes, Université PSL.
This year, the QS World University Rankings has ranked 1,594 institutions from around the world, for 54 subjects grouped into 5 broad fields (including Engineering and Technology). Five indicators determine the rankings: academic reputation - employer reputation - research citations per paper  - H-index - international research network

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2023 - Centrale Nantes moves up the rankings in both Engineering (top 200) and Physical Sciences (top 400)

Out of the 1306 institutions ranked in the world by the Times Higher Education in the field of engineering, the school joins the top 200 for 2023 (up from top 250 in the 2022 ranking and third French engineering school).

In the field of physical sciences, Centrale Nantes is ranked in the top 400 worldwide for 2023 (up from top 500 in the 2022 ranking) - or fifth engineering school nationally.

The school has maintained its ranking in computer science in the world's top 500 and in fifth place amongst French engineering schools.

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 - Centrale Nantes in the top 600

Centrale Nantes is positioned in the top 600 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023. At the national level, the school is the 5th ranked engineering school.

Out of the 1799 institutions ranked worldwide by Times Higher Education, Centrale Nantes is positioned in the top 600 globally, and 5th engineering school in France.

To join this elite circle, five major performance indicators are used evaluate institutions: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

Centrale Nantes performed particularly well on two of the indicators:
  • Industry income: 105nd globally (up from 142 in 2022)
  • International outlook: 153th globally (up from 155 in 2022)

L'Etudiant 2023 - Centrale Nantes in 7th place

Centrale Nantes ranks in 7th place in the 2023 Etudiant rankings.

The Etudiant ranking for French engineering schools, which lists 169 CTI-accredited establishments, measures over forty indicators in five major areas of development: 1/ academic excellence, 2/ social openness, 3/ international openness, 4/ environment and 5/ links with industry. Centrale Nantes performed particularly well on the 'company forum' indicator, which shows the ability of engineering schools to mobilise companies during events where they offer students internships, degree apprenticeship programmes and jobs.

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Centrale Nantes in fourth place in the ranking of French engineering schools most committed to ecological and social transition

Les Echos START and ChangeNOW joined forces in 2021 to produce a ranking of schools and universities with a focus on environmental and social transition issues. 58 institutions participated this year, up from 47 last year.

Centrale Nantes is ranked 4th amongst Engineering Schools.


Figaro 2023

The Figaro ranks Centrale Nantes in 19th place amongst French Engineering schools in 2023.

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Centrale Nantes in 15th position in the 2023 Usine Nouvelle ranking of French engineering schools

Of the 131 national institutions ranked by Usine Nouvelle, Centrale Nantes is in 15th place.

To establish this ranking, L'Usine Nouvelle takes into account 4 main criteria:
  •  Young graduate employment
  •  Links with industry
  • Research
  • International outreach
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U-MultiRank 2022 - Centrale Nantes in the 3 top performing French institutions

Out of 123 French institutions included in this ranking, Centrale Nantes, Telecom ParisSud and INP Toulouse received the highest number (18) of ‘A’ (very good) scores in 2022.

The school stands out in three categories:
  • International orientation: 5 A scores
  • Knowledge transfer: 5 A scores
  • Research: 4 A scores
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Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022 - Centrale Nantes in the world's top 151-200 for Mechanical Engineering

In this year's Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS), Centrale Nantes climbs from 301-400 last year to 151-200 for mechanical engineering (which places the school in 11th place among French institutions), and enters the 301-400 group for management (12th French institution).

This global ranking assesses the performance of institutions based primarily on research and publications in specialized scientific journals as opposed to the quality of education. A range of objective academic indicators and third-party data are used to measure the performance of world universities in respective subjects, including research output, research influence, international collaboration, research quality, and international academic awards.

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Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 - Centrale Nantes in top 600

Centrale Nantes is ranked in the top 600 - and 8th in France - of the world’s best universities for social and economic impact in the third edition of the THE Impact Rankings.

The THE Impact Rankings measure global universities’ success in delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Centrale Nantes performed particularly well on four of these goals:
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation (top 200)
  • Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all (top 300)
  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (top 400)
  • Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (top 400)

Speak & Act's Best School Experience Happiness Barometer 2021 - Centrale Nantes ranks in top 5 engineering schools

Centrale Nantes is ranked 5th among engineering schools offering the best student experience. Speak & Act's Best School Experience Happiness Barometer is designed to highlight the schools and universities where students are happiest and to guide applicants in their search for the best student experience. Centrale Nantes climbs 11 places from 2020.
Published on November 14, 2016 Updated on March 23, 2023