This year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 was compiled by analysing millions of papers and hundreds and thousands of surveys, and includes four new subjects: Anatomy & Physiology, Hospitality & Leisure Management, Sports-related Subjects, and Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies.
We’ve summarised our top five interesting takeaways from the university rankings to save you time:
- The University of Harvard dominates the most subjects, topping 15 tables.
- UK universities take just over 33% of all top-three positions and over 25% of all top-10 positions. Despite this success, these numbers are lower than last year.
- The University of Cambridge has more subjects in the top 10 than any other institution in the world.
- Nations in both Eastern Europe and Asia – most notably Russia and China – increase their share in the ranking.
- The following table lists the institutions that feature in the top 10 of the 46 subject tables most frequently:
Number of Top-10 Places
|University of Cambridge||United Kingdom||36|
|University of California, Berkeley||United States||34|
|University of Oxford||United Kingdom||33|
|Stanford University||United States||32|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||United States||21|
|University of California, Los Angeles||United States||14|
|London School of Economics||United Kingdom||13|
|Yale University||United States||12|
|Princeton University||United States||10|