Shanghai Ranking 2016: five subject rankings results announced

Academic Ranking of World Universities reveals its five 2016 subject ranking league tables, known as the ARWU-FIELD ranking
September 7 2016

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy has released the top universities in five broad subject fields, as part of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

The ARWU-FIELD 2016 ranks the best universities for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences, Life and Agriculture Sciences, Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, and Social Sciences.

Harvard University takes the top spot in three of the five rankings, which are all heavily dominated by American universities in the highest positions.

Although US and UK universities together take between 30 and 60 per cent of each ranking, this year’s results show an increasing presence of Chinese universities.

China overtakes the UK to become the second most represented country in both the natural sciences and the engineering rankings.

Other prominent countries with a high number of universities across the five rankings are Germany, Canada and Australia.

German universities hold a significant proportion of the positions in the naturalsciences, life sciences and medicine rankings, and Canada is particularly well-represented in the social sciences ranking.

Universities in Japan, Switzerland, Singapore and Saudi Arabia feature in the top 10 of some of the rankings, alongside the usual suspects in the UK, and the United States.


See full results for ARWU Shanghai Ranking subject tables 2016

-Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016: main results
-Full results for natural sciences and mathematics

-Full results for life and agriculture sciences
-Full results for engineering, technology and computer sciences
-Full results for clinical medicine and pharmacy
-Full results for social sciences


The ARWU-FIELD rankings have been published annually by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy since 2007.

For each of the five broad subjects, 200 universities are ranked using indicators which include the number of Nobel prize-winning alumni, the number of highly cited researchers and the percentage of articles published in top journals.

Results of ShanghaiRanking’s ARWU-FIELD differ significantly from the Times Higher Education’s subject rankings.

See the top 10 for each of the ARWU-FIELD subjects 2016 below, and click the links for the full list of 200 universities in each subject.

ARWU-FIELD 2016: Natural Sciences and Mathematics

World Rank

Institution

Country

1

University of California, Berkeley

USA

2

Stanford University

USA

3

Princeton University

USA

4

Harvard University

USA

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

6

California Institute of Technology

USA

7

University of Cambridge

UK

8

The University of Tokyo

Japan

9

ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Switzerland

10

University of California, Los Angeles

USA

ARWU-FIELD 2016: Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences

World Rank

Institution

Country

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

2

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

3

Stanford University

USA

4

Tsinghua University

China

5

King Abdulaziz University

Saudi Arabia

6

National University of Singapore

Singapore

7

The Imperial College London

UK

8

University of California, Berkeley

USA

9

Harbin Institute of Technology

China

10

University of Texas at Austin

USA

ARWU-FIELD 2016: Life and Agriculture Sciences

World Rank

Institution

Country

1

Harvard University

USA

2

University of Cambridge

UK

3

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

4

Stanford University

USA

5

University of California, San Francisco

USA

6

University of Washington

USA

7

University of California, Berkeley

USA

8

Yale University

USA

9

University College London

UK

10

University of Oxford

UK

ARWU-FIELD 2016: Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy

World Rank

Institution

Country

1

Harvard University

USA

2

University of Washington

USA

3

Stanford University

USA

4

University of Cambridge

UK

5

Johns Hopkins University

USA

6

University of California, San Francisco

USA

7

Columbia University

USA

8

University College London

UK

9

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

USA

10

Yale University

USA

ARWU-FIELD 2016: Social Sciences

World Rank

Institution

Country

1

Harvard University

USA

2

University of Chicago

USA

3

University of California, Berkeley

USA

4

Princeton University

USA

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

6

Columbia University

USA

7

Stanford University

USA

8

London School of Economics and Political Science

UK

9

New York University

USA

10

University of Oxford

UK

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