World University Rankings 2018 by subject: dates announced

Times Higher Education will publish expanded league tables for 11 different subject areas

September 8, 2017
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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings subject tables will be launched from 13 September and include lists for education, law and psychology for the first time.

The subject-specific tables follow the publication of the overall THE World University Rankings 2018, which was revealed on 5 September and saw the UK’s University of Oxford claim the number one spot for the second year in a row.

This year, 11 subject rankings will be published, up from eight last year. These will be released on five different dates and across four events.

While previous editions have listed the top 100 universities in each subject, eight of the tables for 2018 will each include between 200 and 500 institutions.

The full schedule

  • 13 September (09:30 BST) – the top 400 universities in arts and humanities (launched at a THE Rankings Masterclass hosted by the University of Seville, during the European Association for International Education annual conference)
  • 4 October (14:01 BST) – the top 400 universities in the social sciences; the top 200 universities in business and economics; the top 100 universities in education; and the top 100 universities in law
  • 17 October (14:01 BST) – the top 500 universities in engineering and technology; the top 300 universities in computer science (launched at a THE Data Masterclass in Budapest, during the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research annual meetings)
  • 8 November (17:01 GMT) – the top 500 universities in the life sciences; the top 100 universities in psychology; the top 500 universities in clinical, pre-clinical and health (launched at a THE Symposium in Shanghai)
  • 27 November (10:30 GMT) – the top 500 universities in physical sciences (launched at an event in Moscow)

The subject rankings are based on the same range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings 2018, but the methodology is recalibrated for each subject to suit the individual fields.

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