World University Rankings 2023 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 2023, 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 1,017 universities, up from 972 last year.

View the World University Rankings 2023 by subject: life sciences methodology

Harvard University maintains its top ranking, while the US holds 13 of the top 20 positions – one less than last year. There are no newcomers to the top 20, but the University of Pennsylvania, also in the US, rises two spots to 21st.

Many universities in Hong Kong and China have improved their performances from last year.

Other Asian universities to have improved include Japan’s Kyoto University, rising three spots to joint 43rd; India’s Jamia Millia Islamia, rising to the 301-400 band from 401-500; and South Korea’s Chungnam National University, rising to the 601-800 band from 801+.

Japanese universities are featured 56 times, up from 31 in 2016.

Overall, there are 67 universities in the list for the first time, with Hong Kong Polytechnic University the highest scoring, in the 126-150 band.

Read our analysis of the subject rankings 2023 results

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