Shanghai Ranking 2016: top universities for life and agriculture sciences

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

Two hundred of the best universities for life sciences and agriculture sciences feature in a specific 2016 subject ranking by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

For the tenth year, Harvard University ranks first in the world for life sciences.

The University of Cambridge in second place achieves its highest position across the five field rankings, and in fact the highest position for any UK university in the five rankings.

UK universities do particularly well in this ranking, taking three spots in the top 10 and more than 10 per cent of the full ranking.


More ShanghaiRanking results:

-Shanghai subject ranking 2016 overview
-Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016: main results
-Full results for natural sciences and mathematics
-Full results for engineering, technology and computer sciences
-Full results for clinical medicine and pharmacy
-Full results for social sciences


For prospective students of the life sciences or agricultural sciences, there’s almost an even split between top universities in Europe and in North America to choose from.

Many universities in Europe offer degrees taught in English at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

There are also highly ranked universities in Australia – three within the top 25 and a further nine in total.

Kyoto University in Japan is the only Asian institution in the top 25. This contrasts with the engineering ranking, in which half the top 10 are Asian universities.

In total, 28 countries are represented in the life sciences ranking this year, including South Korea, Israel, South Africa and Mexico, with just one university each.

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy produces the ranking using performance indicators measuring alumni award-winners, research publications and citations, among other factors. The ARWU-FIELD rankings have been published since 2007.

Top universities for life sciences and agricultural sciences: ARWU-FIELD 2016

World Rank

Institution

Country

Region

1

Harvard University

USA

Americas

2

University of Cambridge

UK

Europe

3

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

Americas

4

Stanford University

USA

Americas

5

University of California, San Francisco

USA

Americas

6

University of Washington

USA

Americas

7

University of California, Berkeley

USA

Americas

8

Yale University

USA

Americas

9

University College London

UK

Europe

10

University of Oxford

UK

Europe

11

Rockefeller University

USA

Americas

12

Johns Hopkins University

USA

Americas

13

Columbia University

USA

Americas

13

University of California, San Diego

USA

Americas

15

University of California, Los Angeles

USA

Americas

16

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

USA

Americas

17

Cornell University

USA

Americas

18

University of Wisconsin-Madison

USA

Americas

19

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

USA

Americas

20

The University of Queensland

Australia

Asia/Pacific

21

Kyoto University

Japan

Asia/Pacific

22

University of Pennsylvania

USA

Americas

23

Washington University in St Louis

USA

Americas

24

University of Western Australia

Australia

Asia/Pacific

25

University of Melbourne

Australia

Asia/Pacific

25

University of Zurich

Switzerland

Europe

27

University of Tokyo

Japan

Asia/Pacific

28

University of Michigan

USA

Americas

29

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

USA

Americas

30

McGill University

Canada

Americas

31

Duke University

USA

Americas

32

University of Minnesota

USA

Americas

33

Imperial College London

UK

Europe

34

Karolinska Institute

Sweden

Europe

35

University of California, Davis

USA

Americas

36

Wageningen University & Research

Netherlands

Europe

37

Ghent University

Belgium

Europe

38

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

Europe

38

University of Toronto

Canada

Americas

40

California Institute of Technology

USA

Americas

41

University of British Columbia

Canada

Americas

42

University of California, Santa Cruz

USA

Americas

43

University of Edinburgh

UK

Europe

44

University of Pittsburgh

USA

Americas

45

King's College London

UK

Europe

46

University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester

USA

Americas

47

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

USA

Americas

48

ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Switzerland

Europe

49

University of Chicago

USA

Americas

49

University of Göttingen

Germany

Europe

51-75

Baylor College of Medicine

USA

Americas

51-75

Cardiff University

UK

Europe

51-75

Emory University

USA

Americas

51-75

Heidelberg University

Germany

Europe

51-75

KU Leuven

Belgium

Europe

51-75

Mayo Medical School

USA

Americas

51-75

Michigan State University

USA

Americas

51-75

New York University

USA

Americas

51-75

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Norway

Europe

51-75

Osaka University

Japan

Asia/Pacific

51-75

Pennsylvania State University

USA

Americas

51-75

Princeton University

USA

Americas

51-75

Technical University of Munich

Germany

Europe

51-75

Australian National University

Australia

Asia/Pacific

51-75

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

USA

Americas

51-75

University of Basel

Switzerland

Europe

51-75

University of Florida

USA

Americas

51-75

University of Freiburg

Germany

Europe

51-75

University of Helsinki

Finland

Europe

51-75

University of Maryland, College Park

USA

Americas

51-75

LMU Munich

Germany

Europe

51-75

University of Nottingham

UK

Europe

51-75

University of Oslo

Norway

Europe

51-75

University of Southern California

USA

Americas

51-75

Vanderbilt University

USA

Americas

76-100

Aarhus University

Denmark

Europe

76-100

Aix-Marseille University

France

Europe

76-100

Lund University

Sweden

Europe

76-100

National University of Singapore

Singapore

Asia/Pacific

76-100

Oregon State University

USA

Americas

76-100

Pierre and Marie Curie University

France

Europe

76-100

Queen Mary University of London

UK

Europe

76-100

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

USA

Americas

76-100

Seoul National University

South Korea

Asia/Pacific

76-100

Ohio State University

USA

Americas

76-100

University of Adelaide

Australia

Asia/Pacific

76-100

University of Arizona

USA

Americas

76-100

University of Birmingham

UK

Europe

76-100

University of California, Irvine

USA

Americas

76-100

University of California, Santa Barbara

USA

Americas

76-100

University of Colorado Boulder

USA

Americas

76-100

University of East Anglia

UK

Europe

76-100

University of Exeter

UK

Europe

76-100

University of Geneva

Switzerland

Europe

76-100

University of Gothenburg

Sweden

Europe

76-100

University of Southampton

UK

Europe

76-100

University of Strasbourg

France

Europe

76-100

University of Tübingen

Germany

Europe

76-100

University of Utah

USA

Americas

76-100

VU University Amsterdam

Netherlands

Europe

101-150

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Spain

Europe

101-150

Boston University

USA

Americas

101-150

Brown University

USA

Americas

101-150

Université Catholique de Louvain

Belgium

Europe

101-150

China Agricultural University

China

Asia/Pacific

101-150

Indiana University

USA

Americas

101-150

James Cook University

Australia

Asia/Pacific

101-150

Macquarie University

Australia

Asia/Pacific

101-150

North Carolina State University

USA

Americas

101-150

Northwestern University

USA

Americas

101-150

Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse 3)

France

Europe

101-150

Purdue University

USA

Americas

101-150

Radboud University Nijmegen

Netherlands

Europe

101-150

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

Asia/Pacific

101-150

Stockholm University

Sweden

Europe

101-150

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sweden

Europe

101-150

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark

Europe

101-150

The University of Dundee

UK

Europe

101-150

University of Georgia

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Glasgow

UK

Europe

101-150

University of Hong Kong

China-hk

Asia/Pacific

101-150

University of Manchester

UK

Europe

101-150

University of New South Wales

Australia

Asia/Pacific

101-150

University of Sheffield

UK

Europe

101-150

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

USA

Americas

101-150

Tsinghua University

China

Asia/Pacific

101-150

TU Dresden

Germany

Europe

101-150

Tufts University

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Alabama at Birmingham

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Alberta

Canada

Americas

101-150

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands

Europe

101-150

University of Bonn

Germany

Europe

101-150

University of Bristol

UK

Europe

101-150

University of Groningen

Netherlands

Europe

101-150

University of Guelph

Canada

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 Liverpool

UK

Europe

101-150

University of Massachusetts

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Missouri

USA

Americas

101-150

University of Montreal

Canada

Americas

101-150

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

USA

Americas

101-150

Paris Descartes University

France

Europe

101-150

Paris-Sud University

France

Europe

101-150

University of Rochester

USA

Americas

101-150

University of São Paulo

Brazil

Americas

101-150

University of Virginia

USA

Americas

101-150

Utrecht University

Netherlands

Europe

101-150

Zhejiang University

China

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Arizona State University

USA

Americas

151-200

Case Western Reserve University

USA

Americas

151-200

Hannover Medical School

Germany

Europe

151-200

Indiana University-Purdue University

USA

Americas

151-200

King Saud University

Saudi Arabia

Asia/Pacific

151-200

La Trobe University

Australia

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Laval University

Canada

Americas

151-200

Leiden University

Netherlands

Europe

151-200

Medical University of Vienna

Austria

Europe

151-200

Monash University

Australia

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Nagoya University

Japan

Asia/Pacific

151-200

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Mexico

Americas

151-200

Oregon Health and Science University

USA

Americas

151-200

Peking University

China

Asia/Pacific

151-200

RWTH Aachen University

Germany

Europe

151-200

Stony Brook University

USA

Americas

151-200

Texas A&M University

USA

Americas

151-200

University of Auckland

New Zealand

Asia/Pacific

151-200

University of Calgary

Canada

Americas

151-200

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

USA

Americas

151-200

Tohoku University

Japan

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

Europe

151-200

Umeå University

Sweden

Europe

151-200

University College Dublin

Ireland

Europe

151-200

University of Aberdeen

UK

Europe

151-200

University of Antwerp

Belgium

Europe

151-200

University of Barcelona

Spain

Europe

151-200

University of California, Riverside

USA

Americas

151-200

University of Cape Town

South Africa

Africas

151-200

University of Delaware

USA

Americas

151-200

University of Eastern Finland

Finland

Europe

151-200

Goethe University Frankfurt

Germany

Europe

151-200

University of Hohenheim

Germany

Europe

151-200

University of Kansas

USA

Americas

151-200

University of Kiel

Germany

Europe

151-200

University of Miami

USA

Americas

151-200

University of Milan

Italy

Europe

151-200

Montpellier University

France

Europe

151-200

University of Münster

Germany

Europe

151-200

Université du Québec à Montréal

Canada

Americas

151-200

University of Sydney

Australia

Asia/Pacific

151-200

University of Tasmania

Australia

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Ulm University

Germany

Europe

151-200

University of Valencia

Spain

Europe

151-200

University of Vienna

Austria

Europe

151-200

University of Wuerzburg

Germany

Europe

151-200

Uppsala University

Sweden

Europe

151-200

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Belgium

Europe

151-200

Weizmann Institute of Science

Israel

Asia/Pacific

151-200

Yeshiva University

USA

Americas

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