ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2017: results

ShanghaiRanking publishes its Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments for the second year running 

September 18 2017
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Deakin University's School of Exercise and Nutritional Science has taken the first place position for the second year running in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2017.

This subject ranking from the consultancy was published for the first time in 2016, highlighting the performance of about 300 universities with sport-related units and sport science universities.

Two sport-related departments from UK universities feature in the top 10: Loughborough University and Liverpool John Moores University. The only US university sport-related department to enter the top 10 is the University of South Carolina

European universities dominate the list with 122 European institutions in the total ranking. The UK is well represented with 39 units followed by Spain with 13 units and Germany with nine. 

The US has the strongest presence in the ranking with 78 units in the top 300. Canada also performed well with 25 institutions present, and 15 units from Brazil are listed in the ranking. 

Two institutions are from Africa: University of Cape Town’s Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine is ranked 46th and Université de la Manouba’s Higher Institute of Sports and Physical Education is ranked 151-200. 

Some 51 institutions are from Asia and Oceania and about 90 per cent of these institutions are from Australia, China, Japan and New Zealand. 

The ranking is based on a number of indicators including citations and the number of internationally collaborated publications. 

ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2017: Top 10

2017 Rank

2016 Rank

Country

University/unit name

1

1

Australia

Deakin University - School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2

2

UK

Loughborough University - School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

3

4

Norway

Norwegian School of Sport Sciences 

4

3

USA

University of South Carolina – Department of Exercise Science, Department of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training

5

5

Australia

University of Queensland - School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

6

7

Denmark

University of Southern Denmark - Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics

7

8

Belgium

KU Leuven - Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences

8

10

Germany

German Sport University Cologne 

9

6

UK

Liverpool John Moores University - School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

10

9

Belgium

Ghent University - Department of Movement and Sport Science

The full top 300 table can be found here.

Read more: ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017: results

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