World University Rankings 2023 by subject: clinical and health

The clinical and health subject ranking uses the same trusted and rigorous performance indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

It highlights the universities that are leading across medicine, dentistry and other health subjects.

This year’s table includes 1,001 universities, up from 925 last year.

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The UK’s University of Oxford leads the table for the 12th consecutive year, with just two universities in the top 10 not from the US or the UK. These – China’s Tsinghua University and Canada’s University of Toronto – have swapped positions from last year. Tsinghua University is now in fifth place and the University of Toronto in seventh.

Tsinghua University’s improvement follows its previous dramatic jump – it had ranked 32nd in 2021, and is China’s second ever appearance in the top 10.

Away from the top 10, China has also improved its performance, with Sichuan University rising to 58th from the 126-150 band; Huazhong University of Science and Technology at joint 67th (up from joint 81st); and Sun Yat-sen University in the 101-125 band (up from the 126-150 group last year).

UK universities lead in the top 10, with five representatives – the University of Oxford in first place; the University of Cambridge in second; Imperial College London in fourth; UCL in eighth; and King’s College London, new to the top 10 having scored 12th last year, in 10th.

In the US, the best university is Harvard University, rising one position to third place. It is followed by Stanford University in sixth, the same as last year; and Yale University in ninth. This is also the same ranking as last year for Yale, but it no longer shares the position with Johns Hopkins University, which is now in 11th place.

Also in the US, the University of Washington is the only new entrant to the top 20, sharing the 17th spot with the University of Melbourne, Australia, having previously been ranked 21st.

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