LONDON, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Academics and employers name the world's top universities in 42 disciplines
The sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today on http://www.TopUniversities.com , features a record-breaking 42 disciplines, making it the largest-ever ranking of its kind.
The expert opinion of 76,798 academics and 44,426 employers informed the results, alongside the analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citations sourced from the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database.
Harvard and MIT continue to take the lion's share of top places, leading in twelve subjects each. Sixteen different institutions top at least one of the subjects.
In the six new disciplines ranked, Harvard leads Anthropology and Social Policy and Administration while Cambridge leads Archaeology. Juilliard tops Performing Arts. Colorado School of Mines tops Mineral Engineering while University of Pennsylvania leads Nursing. The chart below features the universities achieving the most numerous placements within the top-ten.
Cambridge 36 Berkeley 35 Stanford 33 Oxford 33 Harvard 30 MIT 22 LSE 13 National University of Singapore 13 Princeton 12 ETH Zurich 11 Yale 10 Imperial College London 9 UCL 9 University of Copenhagen 8 University of Chicago 7 University of Hong Kong 6 Caltech 5 Columbia 5 The University of Tokyo 5 University of Michigan 5 UPenn 5 Australian National University 4 Karolinska Institute 4 NYU 4 Delft University of Technology 3 King's College London 3 University of Wisconsin-Madison 3
Ben Sowter, Head of the QS Intelligence Unit, said: "Though US and UK remain dominant, our most inclusive rankings yet show that excellence can be found in an ever-increasing number of places. Nations like Austria, Finland, South Africa, Brazil, and China, can be found in the top ten of our tables. Our new top 100 for Performing Arts acknowledges academic excellence in 27 different countries, while our top 200 for Business & Management recognizes it in 33."
In continental Europe the countries with highest number of placements among the top-ten are: Switzerland (11), Netherlands (8), Sweden (6), France (3) and Italy (2). In Asia-Pacific: Singapore (15), Australia (9), Japan (7), Hong Kong (6), Mainland China (5).
Brazil dominates Latin America, with Universidade de São Paulo ranking 9th for Dentistry. South Africa leads its continent with Cape Town University 9th in Development Studies.
In the Middle East, the top performing country is Saudi Arabia, with KFUPM, ranked 46= in Mineral Engineering.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject, 42 tables, can be found in their entirety here.
SOURCE QS Quacquarelli Symonds