The QS World University Rankings are widely regarded as the preeminent guide to the relative quality of universities from around the globe.  The 2013 subject rankings have been published this week, showing Imperial College’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department as no 1. in the world, ahead of 2. Berkeley, 3. Tokyo, 4. Delft and 5. MIT.

David C Wilson has been a Visiting Professor in the Department since 2000, and is active in teaching and research on solid and hazardous waste management in both developed and developing countries, within the Water and Environmental Engineering section of the Department.

Civil and Environmental Engineering is the only Imperial Department to be ranked first in the QS World University Rankings and the only UK university to be ranked in the top 20 for Civil Engineering – Cambridge  are 22nd, Oxford 28th and UCL 48th.