Shanghai Ranking 2016: top universities for clinical medicine and pharmacy

Academic Ranking of World Universities reveals its top universities for life and agriculture sciences according to the 2016 subject ranking league tables, known as the ARWU-FIELD rankings
September 7 2016

The world’s top universities for medicine and pharmacy in 2016 are published in a ranking of 200 universities by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

Harvard University maintains the top spot for the tenth year, alongside more than 70 other universities in the United States in the full ranking.

The UK and Germany are the most represented European countries, but unsurprisingly Karolinska Institute in Sweden, which specialises in medical science, is the highest ranked university in mainland Europe in position 12.

Prestigious British universities Oxford and Cambridge both appear in the top 15 of the ranking, and Oxford is beaten by University College London which boasts a top-10 medical programme.


More ShanghaiRanking results:

-Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016: main results
-Shanghai subject ranking 2016 overview
-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 social sciences


There are also plenty of opportunities to study in Asia and the Pacific, with nine Australian universities in the ranking, one in New Zealand, and 18 across Asia.

The University of Washington in Seattle in the United States performs remarkably well in the medicine and pharmacy ranking, beating almost every other university to second place. For most other disciplines it does not make it into the top 25, with the exception of life sciences.

In the full ranking, 28 countries have at least one university featured, including Taiwan, Israel, South Africa and Brazil.

Results for the ARWU-FIELD rankings are derived from a set of indicators which include alumni Nobel prizes, research citations and publications.

Clinical medicine and pharmacy does not include psychology and psychiatry degrees, since these are counted as interdisciplinary by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

Top universities for medicine and pharmacy: ARWU-FIELD 2016

World Rank

Institution

Country

Region

1

Harvard University

USA

Americas

2

University of Washington

USA

Americas

3

Stanford University

USA

Americas

4

University of Cambridge

UK

Europe

5

Johns Hopkins University

USA

Americas

6

University of California, San Francisco

USA

Americas

7

Columbia University

USA

Americas

8

University College London

UK

Europe

9

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

USA

Americas

10

Yale University

USA

Americas

11

University of California, Los Angeles

USA

Americas

12

Karolinska Institute

Sweden

Europe

12

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

USA

Americas

14

University of Oxford

UK

Europe

15

Vanderbilt University

USA

Americas

16

University of Pennsylvania

USA

Americas

17

University of Pittsburgh

USA

Americas

18

Mayo Medical School

USA

Americas

19

University of California, San Diego

USA

Americas

20

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

USA

Americas

21

Duke University

USA

Americas

22

University of Michigan

USA

Americas

23

Imperial College London

UK

Europe

24

Cornell University

USA

Americas

25

University of Minnesota

USA

Americas

26

University of Melbourne

Australia

Asia/Pacific

27

Northwestern University

USA

Americas

28

University of Utah

USA

Americas

29

Washington University in St Louis

USA

Americas

30

University of Wisconsin

USA

Americas

31

University of Toronto

Canada

Americas

32

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands

Europe

33

McMaster University

Canada

Americas

34

Monash University

Australia

Asia/Pacific

35

KU Leuven

Belgium

Europe

36

University of Oslo

Norway

Europe

36

University of Sydney

Australia

Asia/Pacific

36

University of Zurich

Switzerland

Europe

39

Boston University

USA

Americas

40

King's College London

UK

Europe

41

Leiden University

Netherlands

Europe

42

VU University Amsterdam

Netherlands

Europe

43

University of Chicago

USA

Americas

44

University of Edinburgh

UK

Europe

45

Ohio State University

USA

Americas

46

University of Southern California

USA

Americas

47

University of California, Berkeley

USA

Americas

48

University of Nottingham

UK

Europe

49

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

USA

Americas

50

University of Gothenburg

Sweden

Europe

51-75

Baylor College of Medicine

USA

Americas

51-75

Cardiff University

UK

Europe

51-75

Case Western Reserve University

USA

Americas

51-75

Emory University

USA

Americas

51-75

Heidelberg University

Germany

Europe

51-75

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

UK

Europe

51-75

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

USA

Americas

51-75

McGill University

Canada

Americas

51-75

Oregon Health and Science University

USA

Americas

51-75

University of Glasgow

UK

Europe

51-75

The University of Queensland

Australia

Asia/Pacific

51-75

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

USA

Americas

51-75

University of Western Australia

Australia

Asia/Pacific

51-75

University of Barcelona

Spain

Europe

51-75

University of Basel

Switzerland

Europe

51-75

University of Birmingham

UK

Europe

51-75

University of Bristol

UK

Europe

51-75

University of British Columbia

Canada

Americas

51-75

University of California, Davis

USA

Americas

51-75

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

Europe

51-75

University of Groningen

Netherlands

Europe

51-75

University of Helsinki

Finland

Europe

51-75

Paris Descartes University

France

Europe

51-75

Paris-Sud University

France

Europe

51-75

University of Rochester

USA

Americas

76-100

Aarhus University

Denmark

Europe

76-100

Brown University

USA

Americas

76-100

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Netherlands

Europe

76-100

Ghent University

Belgium

Europe

76-100

Maastricht University

Netherlands

Europe

76-100

Medical University of Vienna

Austria

Europe

76-100

New York University

USA

Americas

76-100

Pierre and Marie Curie University

France

Europe

76-100

Queen Mary University of London

UK

Europe

76-100

Technical University of Munich

Germany

Europe

76-100

University of Adelaide

Australia

Asia/Pacific

76-100

University of Calgary

Canada

Americas

76-100

University of Sheffield

UK

Europe

76-100

Tufts University

USA

Americas

76-100

University of Alabama at Birmingham

USA

Americas

76-100

University of Alberta

Canada

Americas

76-100

University of Bern

Switzerland

Europe

76-100

University of Florida

USA

Americas

76-100

Goethe University Frankfurt

Germany

Europe

76-100

University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester

USA

Americas

76-100

LMU Munich

Germany

Europe

76-100

University of Turin

Italy

Europe

76-100

Paris Diderot University – Paris 7

France

Europe

76-100

Uppsala University

Sweden

Europe

76-100

Utrecht University

Netherlands

Europe

101-150

Université Catholique de Louvain

Belgium

Europe

101-150

China Medical University, Taiwan

China-tw

Asia/Pacific

101-150

Deakin University

Australia

Asia/Pacific

101-150

Hannover Medical School

Germany

Europe

101-150

Indiana University-Purdue University

USA

Americas

101-150

Kyoto University

Japan

Asia/Pacific

101-150

Lund University

Sweden

Europe

101-150

Medical University of South Carolina

USA

Americas

101-150

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Greece

Europe

101-150

Newcastle University

UK

Europe

101-150

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Norway

Europe

101-150

Osaka University

Japan

Asia/Pacific

101-150

Radboud University Nijmegen

Netherlands

Europe

101-150

Rush University

USA

Americas

101-150

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

USA

Americas

101-150

Seoul National University

South Korea

Asia/Pacific

101-150

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

South Korea

Asia/Pacific

101-150

University of Manchester

UK

Europe

101-150

University of New South Wales

Australia

Asia/Pacific

101-150

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Tokyo

Japan

Asia/Pacific

101-150

Thomas Jefferson University

USA

Americas

101-150

University at Buffalo

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Bologna

Italy

Europe

101-150

University of Bordeaux

France

Europe

101-150

University of California, Irvine

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Cincinnati

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Colorado at Denver

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Germany

Europe

101-150

University of Freiburg

Germany

Europe

101-150

Justus Liebig University Giessen

Germany

Europe

101-150

University of Illinois at Chicago

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Iowa

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Lausanne

Switzerland

Europe

101-150

University of Leeds

UK

Europe

101-150

University of Leipzig

Germany

Europe

101-150

University of Liverpool

UK

Europe

101-150

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Montreal

Canada

Americas

101-150

University of Ottawa

Canada

Americas

101-150

University of Padua

Italy

Europe

101-150

University of South Florida

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Southampton

UK

Europe

101-150

University of Tübingen

Germany

Europe

101-150

Ulm University

Germany

Europe

101-150

University of Wuerzburg

Germany

Europe

101-150

Virginia Commonwealth University

USA

Americas

101-150

Wake Forest University

USA

Americas

101-150

Wayne State University

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Western Ontario

Canada

Americas

151-200

Aalborg University

Denmark

Europe

151-200

Aix-Marseille University

France

Europe

151-200

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Spain

Europe

151-200

Charles University in Prague

Czech

Europe

151-200

Claude Bernard University Lyon 1

France

Europe

151-200

Complutense University of Madrid

Spain

Europe

151-200

Fudan University

China

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Georgetown University

USA

Americas

151-200

Laval University

Canada

Americas

151-200

Medical College of Wisconsin

USA

Americas

151-200

Medical University of Graz

Austria

Europe

151-200

National Taiwan University

China-tw

Asia/Pacific

151-200

National University of Singapore

Singapore

Asia/Pacific

151-200

National Yang-Ming University

China-tw

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Peking University

China

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Queen's University

Canada

Americas

151-200

Rockefeller University

USA

Americas

151-200

Sapienza University of Rome

Italy

Europe

151-200

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Sun Yat-sen University

China

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Tel Aviv University

Israel

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Temple University

USA

Americas

151-200

Chinese University of Hong Kong

China-hk

Asia/Pacific

151-200

George Washington University

USA

Americas

151-200

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

Asia/Pacific

151-200

University of Auckland

New Zealand

Asia/Pacific

151-200

University of Hong Kong

China-hk

Asia/Pacific

151-200

University of Newcastle

Australia

Asia/Pacific

151-200

University of Texas at Austin

USA

Americas

151-200

Umeå University

Sweden

Europe

151-200

University of Arkansas

USA

Americas

151-200

University of Bergen

Norway

Europe

151-200

University of Bochum

Germany

Europe

151-200

University of Bonn

Germany

Europe

151-200

University of Duesseldorf

Germany

Europe

151-200

University of Duisburg-Essen

Germany

Europe

151-200

University of Eastern Finland

Finland

Europe

151-200

University of Florence

Italy

Europe

151-200

University of Miami

USA

Americas

151-200

University of Milan

Italy

Europe

151-200

University of Naples Federico II

Italy

Europe

151-200

University of São Paulo

Brazil

Americas

151-200

University of South Carolina

USA

Americas

151-200

University of Southern Denmark

Denmark

Europe

151-200

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

USA

Americas

151-200

University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa

Africas

151-200

University of Turku

Finland

Europe

151-200

University of Virginia

USA

Americas

151-200

Yeshiva University

USA

Americas

151-200

Yonsei University

South Korea

Asia/Pacific

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