World University Rankings 2022 by subject: life sciences

The life sciences subject ranking uses the same trusted and rigorous performance indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

It highlights the universities that are leading across the following disciplines: agriculture and forestry, biological sciences, veterinary science and sport science.  

This year’s table includes 972 universities, up from 895 last year.

View the World University Rankings 2022 by subject: life sciences methodology

Harvard University tops the ranking, while the US holds a record 14 places in the top 20, following the University of Washington’s debut in 18th place. Princeton and Columbia universities have made strong progress.

All of mainland China’s universities in the top 100 have improved since last year.

Overall, 107 universities make their debut in the life sciences ranking in 2022. After Washington, the next highest newcomers are France’s Université Paris-Saclay and Institut Polytechnique de Paris at 53rd and 84th respectively (following recent mergers) and Australia’s UNSW Sydney at 88th.

Read our analysis of the life sciences subject rankings 2022 results

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