Technology and computer science are some of the fastest growing industries in the world, and new roles and jobs are being created every month. Digital skills are highly sought after, even by non-technology companies, and so a technology or digital-based degree is always a smart choice for students.
In a suite of rankings put together by French consultancy Emerging and published exclusively by Times Higher Education, students can explore which universities have a good reputation for providing a digital education and encouraging tech skills and entrepreneurship.
The table was put together through the screening of 75,000 CVs of executives at the world’s leading digital companies, as ranked by Crunchbase. This analysis was combined with a live survey led by Trendence from a global panel of 3,500 selected digital professionals, corporate IT executives, start-up executives, and young digital professionals worldwide. The full methodology can be found here.
US universities dominate the top 10, with two UK universities present (the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge). However, universities in India, Australia and Germany also perform strongly across the top 200.
As part of the Digital Leaders ranking, there is also a table on the top institutions for encouraging digital entrepreneurship, which can be found here.
Explore the full list of the best universities for a digital education below.
Top three universities for a digital education
Harvard University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world and is well known for its computer science and tech offerings.
The Introduction to Computer Science course is one of the most popular at the university and students can combine courses in computer science with other subjects.
A number of clubs and societies encourage students to explore their digital skills and hone their technology skills outside their studies, such as the robotics and video game development clubs.
Stanford University’s computer science department offers bachelor’s of science, master’s of science and doctor of philosophy degrees.
The institution undertakes research in a range of topics, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, machine learning and robotics.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a science and technology institute located in Massachusetts, US.
The university has an impressive alumni and staff network that includes 96 Nobel laureates, 26 Turing Award winners, and eight Fields Medallists.
Computer science is one of the most popular undergraduate courses at the university, and computer science majors are taught within the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing.
Top universities for a digital education 2022
Digital and tech skills are highly sought after among graduates. This table explores which universities are considered leaders in digital and tech teaching and learning