Academic Ranking of World Universities

ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 Press Release

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2019 is released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. ShanghaiRanking began to publish Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by academic subjects since 2009. This release contains rankings of universities in 54 subjects across Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. In total, more than 4000 universities were ranked.

The NO.1 universities ranked in each subject are shown below. Universities from the United States take top positions in 35 subjects, Chinese universities dominate 11 subjects. The best performing institution is Harvard, taking 14 crowns, 7 of which are from Social Sciences subjects, 3 from Medical Sciences, 2 from Life Sciences, and 2 from Engineering. MIT tops 5 subjects, 4 of which are engineering subjects. Other universities who top more than one subject rankings include University of Pennsylvania and University of Colorado at Boulder from the United States and Nanyang Technological University from Singapore.

NO. 1 University in 54 subjects

Field Subject Institution Name Country/Region
Fields Subject Institution Name Country/Region
Natural Sciences Mathematics Princeton University USA
Physics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
Chemistry University of California, Berkeley USA
Earth Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder USA
Geography University of Oxford UK
Ecology University of Montpellier France
Oceanography University of Washington USA
Atmospheric Science University of Colorado at Boulder USA
Engineering Mechanical Engineering University of Cambridge UK
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
Automation & Control University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA
Telecommunication Engineering Tsinghua University China
Instruments Science & Technology Harbin Institute of Technology China
Biomedical Engineering Harvard University USA
Computer Science & Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
Civil Engineering Tongji University China
Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
Materials Science & Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Energy Science & Engineering Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Environmental Science & Engineering Stanford University USA
Water Resources University of Arizona USA
Food Science & Technology Jiangnan University China
Biotechnology Harvard University USA
Aerospace Engineering Beihang University China
Marine/Ocean Engineering Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
Transportation Science & Technology Beijing Jiaotong University China
Remote Sensing Wuhan University China
Mining & Mineral Engineering Central South University China
Metallurgical Engineering University of Science and Technology Beijing China
Life Sciences Biological Sciences Harvard University USA
Human Biological Sciences Harvard University USA
Agricultural Sciences University of Wageningen Netherlands
Veterinary Sciences Ghent University Belgium
Medical Sciences Clinical Medicine University of California, San Francisco USA
Public Health Harvard University USA
Dentistry & Oral Sciences University of Michigan-Ann Arbor USA
Nursing University of Pennsylvania USA
Medical Technology Harvard University USA
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Harvard University USA
Social Sciences Economics University of Chicago USA
Statistics Harvard University USA
Law Harvard University USA
Political Sciences Harvard University USA
Sociology Harvard University USA
Education Michigan State University USA
Communication University of Amsterdam Netherlands
Psychology Harvard University USA
Business Administration University of Pennsylvania USA
Finance New York University USA
Management Harvard University USA
Public Administration Indiana University Bloomington USA
Hospitality & Tourism Management The Hong Kong Polytechnic University China-Hong Kong
Library & Information Science Harvard University USA

More than 1700 universities from 86 countries and regions are published in this release and are presented on the league table for a total of 19191 times. Universities from the United States appear 4808 times, followed by Chinese universities (2451 times) and universities from the United Kingdom (1554 times). University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of British Columbia, McGill University and the University of New South Wales are presented on the league table in 52 subjects, more than any other universities.

The subject rankings maintain the use of transparent methodology and third-party data. Ranking indicators include those measures of research productivity, research quality, extent of international collaboration, research with top quality, and the highest academic recognitions. The bibliometric data are from Web of Science and InCites database produced by Clarivate Analytics. Academic award is a featured indicator of ShanghaiRanking’s global rankings. In GRAS 2019, 26 awards identified by professors from world’s Top 100 universities through Academic Excellence Survey are used, which cover 23 ranked subjects. The Academic Excellence Survey also generates 134 top journals in 45 subjects, and 17 top academic conferences in Computer Science & Engineering. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those scholars who complete the survey for their significant contribution on building the criteria of academic excellence.

2019 ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects — Ranking Indicators

Indicator Definition
PUBThe number of papers authored by an institution in an Academic Subject
CNCICategory Normalized Citation Impact from InCites to measure average impact of papers authored by an institution in an Academic Subject
ICThe percentage of internationally co-authored papers authored by an institution in an Academic Subject
TOPThe number of papers published in top journals and conferences in an Academic Subject
AWARDThe total number of the staff of an institution winning a significant award in an Academic Subject

The detailed methodology and full results of ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 can be viewed on our official website www.kaokaoba.net.

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy: ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is a fully independent organization dedicating to research on higher education intelligence and consultation. It has been the official publisher of the Academic Ranking of World Universities since 2009.

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