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Uppsala University retains its position in world ranking

12 September 2018

Uppsala University retains place 63 in the latest ranking of the world’s best universities by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. In the ranking for 2018 Uppsala University is one of three Swedish higher education institutions in the top 100 list.

Every year ShanghaiRanking Consultancy ranks the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), generally referred to as the ‘Shanghai Ranking’. This is one of the most talked-about global rankings of universities. The list covers the top 500 of the world’s more than 20,000 universities and is based on six different indicators, including number of articles in the Science Citation Index and the Social Sciences Citation Index, and number of staff winning Nobel Prizes.

The Shanghai Ranking also contains a subject ranking in a total of 54 academic subjects. Uppsala University’s subject rankings include political science, where the University comes in at number 33, and physics, where the University comes in at number 39. In Oceanography (place 46) and nursing (place 49) Uppsala University also has top 50 placings.

Last year Uppsala University was also ranked among the 100 foremost universities in the world as number 63. The previous year, 2016, Uppsala University took 60th place.  Two other Swedish higher education institutions are also included in the top 100 list this year: Karolinska Institutet (place 44) and Stockholm University (place 77).

As in previous years, universities in the United States dominate the list. Harvard University tops the list for the 16th year and Stanford University and the University of Cambridge also take places two and three this year. The top 10 also includes MIT, Berkeley, Princeton, Oxford, Columbia, Caltech and Chicago.

In continental Europe ETH Zurich continues to be the university with the best ranking, at place 19, and Copenhagen University comes in second at place 29. In Asia the University of Tokyo (place 22) and Kyoto University maintain their leading positions and the University of Melbourne (place 38) comes in first among universities in Oceania.

 

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ARWU World University Rankings 2018