QS Subjectwise World University Rankings For 2015 Announced

The fifth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject has been announced recently and it has featured 36 disciplines, thus making it one of the most prominent rankings .

The results are based on the expert opinion of 85,062 academics who identified the foremost institutions within their field and area of expertise and 41,910 employees who identified the universities from where outstanding graduates have studied in specific discipline.

Furthermore, an analysis of 17.3 million research papers along with 100 million citations was also undertaken to compile the results.

Three Australian Universities have been featured in the list in various disciplines out of which Australian National University has been ranked the highest in 4 disciplines while the University of Melbourne was ranked 5th in education and 8th in law.

The University of Sydney was ranked at 9th in education.

When it comes to the UK Universities, Cambridge is in the top 10 in 31 disciplines while Oxford is in top 10 in 29 disciplines.

American Universities top the rankings in varied disciplines. Amongst the US universities, Stanford is in the top 10 in 29 disciplines, Harvard in top 10 in 28 disciplines, Berkley in top 10 in 26 disciplines, and MIT in top 10 in 19 disciplines. It is worth noting that MIT is first in 11 disciplines from the 19, thus making it a strong contender.

New Zealand’s Otago University was ranked as 8th best in the world for Dentistry, followed by Massey University ranked as 15th in Veterinary Science and The University of Auckland was ranked 23rd for Developmental Studies.

According to QS head of research, Ben Sowter, “these rankings provide the most comprehensive global comparison of universities yet at individual subject level,”

QS World University Ranking by Subject- All #1 Universities Across Different Disciplines

Subject Name of the University Location
ARTS and HUMANITIES    
Art and Design Royal College of Art UK
English Language and Literature University of Cambridge UK
History Harvard University USA
Linguistics Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
Modern Languages University of Oxford UK
Philosophy New York University USA
     
ENGINEERING and TECHNOLOGY    
Architecture Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
Civil and Structural Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing ENgineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
     
LIFE SCIENCES and MEDICINE    
Agriculture and Forestry University of California, Davis USA
Biological Sciences Harvard University USA
Dentistry Karolinska Institute Sweden
Medicine Harvard University USA
Pharmacy and Pharmacology Harvard University USA
Psychology Harvard University USA
Veterinary Science University of California, Davis USA
   
NATURAL SCIENCES    
Physics and Astronomy Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
Mathematics Harvard USA
Environmental Sciences University of California, Berkley USA
Earth and Marine Sciences ETH Zurich-Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
Materials Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
Geography University of Oxford UK
     
SOCIAL SCIENCES    
Accounting and Finance Harvard University USA
Business and Management London Business School UK
Communication and Media Studies University of Southern California USA
Developmental Studies University of Sussex USA
Economics and Econometrics Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
Education University College London UK
Law Harvard University USA
Politics and International Studies Harvard University USA
Sociology Harvard University USA
Statistics Stanford University USA

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