01/08/2018

The URV has 14 disciplines among the best in the world in the Shanghai Ranking

In total 54 subjects in five knowledge areas are analysed and the University has 14 in the top 500

Demonstration of the new Bachelor’s Degree in Food Bioprocesses which will be offered by the School of Chemical Engineering during the 2018-19 academic year.

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
ENGINEERING
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 301-400 500
Computer Sciences 401-500 500
Chemical Engineering 201-300 500
Energy Sciences 301-400 500
Environmental sciences 301-400 500
Food Sciences 51-75 300
Biotechnology 301-400 500
NATURAL SCIENCES
Chemistry 201-300 500
Earth Sciences 301-400 500
Geography 151-200 200
MEDICAL SCIENCES
Public Health 301-400 500
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 401-500 500
SOCIALS SCIENCES
Ecnomics 401-500 500
Tourism Management 151-200 200

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.