World University Rankings by subject 2015

World University Rankings subjects data reveal top university performers across six areas

March 16, 2015

Ever wanted to know which of the world’s universities performs best for your subject area? Well, now you can.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 use 13 performance indicators to judge universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

For these six subject-specific tables, we have tweaked our overall methodology to best suit the individual fields. Information about the methodology for each subject is provided via the link at the foot of each top 10 listing.

Scroll down to find out which institutions make the top 10 for your discipline, and click the link below each table to access the complete top 100.


World’s top 10 universities for Arts and Humanities

RankInstitutionLocation
1Stanford UniversityUnited States
2Harvard UniversityUnited States
3University of ChicagoUnited States
4University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
5University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
6Princeton UniversityUnited States
7Yale UniversityUnited States
8University College London (UCL)United Kingdom
9University of California, BerkeleyUnited States
10University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States


View the top 100 universities for Arts and Humanities


World’s top 10 universities for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health

RankInstitutionLocation
1University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
2Harvard UniversityUnited States
3University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
4Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
5Stanford UniversityUnited States
6Columbia UniversityUnited States
7Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States
8University College London (UCL)United Kingdom
9University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States
10Yale UniversityUnited States


View the top 100 universities for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health


World’s top 10 universities for Engineering and Technology

RankInstitutionLocation
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States
2Stanford UniversityUnited States
3California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States
4Princeton UniversityUnited States
5University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
6Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
7University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
8ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZürichSwitzerland
9University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States
10University of California, BerkeleyUnited States


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World’s top 10 universities for Life Sciences

RankInstitutionLocation
1Harvard UniversityUnited States
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States
3University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
4University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
5Stanford UniversityUnited States
6California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States
7Yale UniversityUnited States
8Princeton UniversityUnited States
9Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States
10Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom


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World’s top 10 universities for Physical Sciences

RankInstitutionLocation
1Princeton UniversityUnited States
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States
3Harvard UniversityUnited States
=4California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States
=4Stanford UniversityUnited States
6University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
7University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
8University of ChicagoUnited States
9University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States
10University of California, BerkeleyUnited States


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World’s top 10 universities for Social Sciences

RankInstitutionLocation
1Stanford UniversityUnited States
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States
3University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
4Harvard UniversityUnited States
5Princeton UniversityUnited States
6University of ChicagoUnited States
7Yale UniversityUnited States
8University of MichiganUnited States
9University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States
10University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom


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