In total 54 subjects in five knowledge areas are analysed and the University has 14 in the top 500
The URV has been ranked among the best universities in the world in 14 of the 54 disciplines analysed by the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018. Compared with last year’s edition, the URV has increased by four the number of its subjects in the top 500, one of which, Food Science, has entered the top 100.
|DisciplinE||PosiTION||Total NUMBER OF UNIVERSITIES IN THE rAnKing|
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering||301-400||500|
|Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences||401-500||500|
In total, the ranking analyses more than 4000 universities classified into 54 disciplines grouped into five areas of knowledge: natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences. This is the second year that the ranking has been published and it has been expanded to cover more disciplines.
The results are determined by measuring the quantity, quality and research impact of each institution and the scope of their international collaboration and the number of staff members that have been awarded prizes. To be included in this ranking, universities need to have reached a minimum number of publications during the 2012-2016, the threshold varying according to discipline. The bibliometric data can be found on the Web of Science and InCites.
At a global level, American universities have the most disciplines in the Top 1 (35 out of 54), followed by China (9) and the Netherlands (3). In terms of the best positioned centres and universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are those which occupy the most highest places, with 17 and 5, respectively.