What is the IDEA League and what universities are included in it?
09.02.18
What is the IDEA League and what universities are included in it?
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What is the IDEA League and what universities are included in it? 

IDEA League is an association of the best technical universities in Europe (like the Ivy League only with a technical bias). The IDEA League was formed in 1999 to maintain a high level of science in European countries and accelerate scientific and technological progress in general. League universities have joint educational projects: summer schools, exchange programs and grants. Also, students (mainly masters) and staff can work on joint research, engineering, innovative projects and participate in scientific conferences.

Now the IDEA League consists of 5 universities: Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), ETH Zürich (Switzerland), RWTH Aachen University (Germany), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Previously, the league also included Imperial College London (UK) and ParisTech (France). 

      

Delft University of Technology (Delft, Netherlands)

The oldest (1842) and largest technical university in the Netherlands. 16 students, 000 international students.

# 54 in the QS world ranking and # 40 in the student employment ranking

The best disciplines at the university (included in the first 20 in subject rating):

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Environmental studies
  • Engineering and technology
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ETH Zürich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich, Switzerland)

It has existed since 1855. Its alumni and professors include 21 Nobel laureates, including Einstein. 20 students, 000 international students.

# 10 in the QS world ranking and # 16 in the student employment ranking

The best disciplines at the university (included in the first 10 in subject rating):

  • Earth and marine sciences
  • Architecture
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Biological Science
  • Physics and Astronomy
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RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, Germany)

The largest technical university in Germany. It is part of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network of educational institutions. 44 students, 500 international students.

# 141 in the QS world ranking and # 90 in the student employment ranking

The best disciplines at the university (included in the first 40 in subject rating):

  • Engineering - Mineral Mining
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Materials sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Chemistry
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Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Ranked in the top 10 universities in Sweden. 9 students, 200 international students.

# 133 in the QS world ranking and # 67 in the student employment ranking

The best disciplines at the university (included in 100 according to subject rating):

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials sciences
  • Architecture
  • Engineering and Technology
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Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy)

The largest technical university in Italy with campuses in 6 cities. 36'300 students, 5'600 international students.

# 170 in the QS world ranking and # 39 in the student employment ranking

The best disciplines at the university (included in the first 30 in subject rating):

  • Art and design
  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
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Entering one of the IDEA League universities, you will receive not only a high-quality education and excellent employment prospects, but also unique opportunities to participate in international scientific projects and research. 

 

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