5 Countries That Produce the Best Engineers in the World

In this article, we take a look at the 5 countries that produce the best engineers in the world.

5. China

Scimago Ranking: 2 

Global Innovation Index Ranking: 12

Average Ranking: 7

China has quickly emerged as one of the countries producing the best engineers in the world. It is all thanks to the government allocating a significant chunk of the country’s massive GDP to R&D in a bid to compete with the US. China has four cities among the best 10 cities that FDI Intelligence recommends for talent availability in electronics engineering. These include Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

In terms of leading universities for high-quality engineering education, Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences rank among the top ones in the country. China also had a 25% share in the global Knowledge and Technology Intensive (KTI) industries’ output in 2019.

4. Germany

Scimago Ranking: 4 

Global Innovation Index Ranking: 10

Average Ranking: 7

Germany is one of the top European countries regarded for churning out the best engineers in the world. According to the National Science Foundation’s 2019 report, Germany had a KTI output of 6% in the same year, owing to the country’s commitment to R&D, which had a share of 3.14% in Germany’s GDP in 2020.

Germany’s top institutes, in terms of engineering, are Helmholtz Association, Fraunhofer Society and the Technical University of Munich.

3. Switzerland

Scimago Ranking: 12  

Global Innovation Index Ranking: 1

Average Ranking: 6.5

Switzerland is the most innovative country in the world, according to the global innovation index of 2021. It produces some of the finest genetic and civil engineers.

One of the feats exemplifying the excellence of Swiss civil engineers is the 35-mile long tunnel called Gotthard base tunnel, built under the alps at a depth of 1.5 miles.

When it comes to engineering academia, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and University of Zurich are among the top institutions in the country.

2. United Kingdom

Scimago Ranking: 3

Global Innovation Index Ranking: 4

Average Ranking: 3.5

The UK is one of the best countries when it comes to talented engineers. The city of London is recommended by FDI Intelligence as the 10th best city in the world for talent availability for R&D in electronics. The Imperial College of London and University of Cambridge are two of the top institutes in the country for high quality education in engineering.

1. United States

Scimago Ranking: 1

Global Innovation Index Ranking: 3

Average Ranking: 2

The US is unsurprisingly the global leader in engineering. It takes the top spot for itself among the countries that produce the best engineers in the world. It is owing to the world class institutes like MIT, Harvard University, Stanford University and California Institute of Technology.

Apart from high quality of education, innovation is highly prized in the country. These factors, combined with easy availability of venture capital and a strong technological infrastructure, lead to the country being the best in terms of engineers. The US has a KTI output of 25% as of 2019, according to the National Science Foundation.

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