QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

LONDON, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ -

QS name world's top universities for 46 subjects 

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QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, have named the world's best universities for the study of 46 subjects. The 7th QS World University Rankings by Subject sees Harvard University ranked as the leading institution for 15 different disciplines. It is followed by its perennial rival, MIT, which is ranked number one for 12 subjects this year.

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The tables feature 1127 universities from 74 countries, providing the most comprehensive global overview of higher education performance at discipline level. Key findings include:

  • The University of Oxford is number one for four different subjects;
  • The UK and US cumulatively take a smaller share of overall places, while countries in Asia -namely China - and Eastern Europe see their share increase in 2017;
  • Singapore leads Asia in terms of the number of top-20 places achieved;
  • Four new subjects are featured this year: Anatomy & Physiology, Hospitality, Sports-related Subjects, and Theology;
  • The below table provides a list of all subjects ranked, and the global leader in that subject:

Subject

#1

Accounting & Finance -

Harvard

Agriculture & Forestry -

Wageningen University

Anatomy & Physiology -

Oxford

Anthropology -

Harvard

Archaeology -

Oxford

Architecture -

MIT

Art & Design-

Royal College of Art

Biological Sciences -

Harvard

Business & Management Studies -

Harvard

Chemistry -

MIT

Communication & Media Studies -

University of Southern California

Computer Science & Information Systems -

MIT

Dentistry -

University of Hong Kong

Development Studies -

University of Sussex

Earth & Marine Sciences-

ETH Zurich

Economics & Econometrics -

MIT

Education -

UCL Institute of Education

Engineering - Chemical -

MIT

Engineering - Civil & Structural -

MIT

Engineering - Electrical -

MIT

Engineering - Mechanical -

MIT

Engineering - Mining & Mineral -

Colorado School of Mines

English Language & Literature -

Oxford

Environmental Sciences -

University of California, Berkeley

Geography -

Oxford

History -

Harvard

Hospitality -

University of Nevada

Law -

Harvard

Linguistics -

MIT

Materials Science -

MIT

Mathematics -

MIT

Medicine -

Harvard

Modern Languages -

Harvard

Nursing -

University of Pennsylvania

Performing Arts -

Juilliard School

Pharmacy & Pharmacology -

Harvard

Philosophy -

University of Pittsburgh

Physics & Astronomy -

MIT

Politics & International Studies -

Harvard

Psychology -

Harvard

Social Policy & Administration -

Harvard

Sociology -

Harvard

Sports-related Subjects -

Loughborough University; University of Sydney

Statistics & Operational Research -

Harvard

Theology -

Harvard

Veterinary Science -

University of California, Davis

 

(c) QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2017 http://www.TopUniversities.com/

QS analysed:

  • 185 million citations;
  • 43 million papers;
  • 194,000 responses to their global Employer Survey;
  • 305,000 responses to their global Academic Survey.

Bibliometric data is provided by Scopus/Elsevier. The full tables can be found here.

SOURCE QS Quacquarelli Symonds


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