The Institut Polytechnique de Paris ranked 49th in the QS World University Rankings

The Institut Polytechnique de Paris, of which ENSTA Paris is one of the five founding schools, was ranked 49th in the ranking of the world's best universities published by QS, and 15th in the world in terms of the reputation of its graduates among employers.

This recognition of the excellence of its five founding schools - École polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis - places IP Paris in the top 4% of the 1,300 universities worldwide ranked by QS.

Launched two years ago by President Emmanuel Macron, IP Paris has thus established itself as a major player and a benchmark on the French and international scene of higher education and research institutions. The Institute ranks 2nd among the 32 French institutions ranked by QS, behind the Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (44th) and ahead of Sorbonne Université (72nd), the three French institutions in the Top 100.

IP Paris' performance is based on a student supervision rate that is among the best and a very strong international outlook in the recruitment of its students as well as its teachers and researchers. The Institute is ranked 32nd in the world in terms of student supervision, 40% of whom are international. The teaching and research staff is also very open to the world, with 38% of the teaching and research staff recruited internationally.

QS combines six criteria to rank the world's top 1,300 universities.

Academic reputation is based on a qualitative survey of over 100,000 academics.

Employer reputation is assessed on the basis of the employability of graduates of each ranked institution.

Citations by faculty measure the impact of their research by dividing the total number of citations of the institution's publications over a five-year period by the number of its faculty.

The staffing ratio relates the number of students to the number of professors, which gives the student body an indication of the likely class size at their selected institution. The Institut Polytechnique de Paris scores 99.6 out of 100 on this criterion.

The ratio of international faculty and researchers, one of the two QS internationalisation measures, measures the proportion of non-national faculty and researchers at an institution. IP Paris' score on this criterion is 94.3 out of 100.

The international student ratio, the second QS internationalisation measure, indicates the proportion of non-national students with a score of 98.3 out of 100 for IP Paris.

The podium of the QS ranking remains occupied in 2022 by three American universities: MIT, Stanford and Harvard.