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These Are The Best Performing Universities Across 54 Academic Subject, 2018

As expected, Harvard University remains the best performing institution in the world for 2018 in the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS). Harvard scored NO. 1 in 17 academic subject categories, highlighting the breadth of impactful Harvard research.

In total, 1,600 universities were ranked in 5 different fields (natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences) across 54 different academic subject categories. The second best institution this year is Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – topped in five different subjects: Physics; Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Computer Science & Engineering; Chemical Engineering; and Materials Science & Engineering.

Universities from the US have once again topped the tables, taking 35 of the top positions across the 54 subjects. The next best performing universities are from China, where eight institutions have taken first place, followed by the Netherlands, where three universities have been ranked in top positions.

These are the best performing universities across 54 different subjects for 2018:

Fields Subject Institution Country
Natural Sciences Mathematics Princeton University US
Physics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
Chemistry University of California, Berkeley US
Earth Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder US
Geography University of Oxford UK
Ecology University of Montpellier France
Oceanography University of Washington US
Atmospheric Science University of Colorado at Boulder US
Engineering Mechanical Engineering University of Cambridge UK
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
Automation & Control University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign US
Telecommunication Engineering Tsinghua University China
Instruments Science & Technology Harbin Institute of Technology China
Biomedical Engineering Harvard University US
Computer Science & Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
Civil Engineering Tongji University China
Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
Materials Science & Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Energy Science & Engineering Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Environmental Science & Engineering Stanford University US
Water Resources University of Arizona US
Food Science & Technology University of Wageningen Netherlands
Biotechnology Harvard University US
Aerospace Engineering Beihang University China
Marine/Ocean Engineering Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
Transportation Science & Technology Beijing Jiaotong University China
Remote Sensing Wuhan University China
Mining & Mineral Engineering The University of Queensland Australia
Metallurgical Engineering University of Science and Technology Beijing China
Life Sciences Biological Sciences Harvard University US
Human Biological Sciences Harvard University US
Agricultural Sciences University of Wageningen Netherlands
Veterinary Sciences Ghent University Belgium
Medical Sciences Clinical Medicine Harvard University US
Public Health Harvard University US
Dentistry & Oral Sciences University of Michigan-Ann Arbor US
Nursing University of Pennsylvania US
Medical Technology Harvard University US
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Harvard University US
Economics Harvard University US
Statistics Harvard University US
Law Harvard University US
Political Sciences Harvard University US
Sociology Harvard University US
Education Harvard University US
Communication The Ohio State University – Columbus US
Psychology Harvard University US
Business Administration University of Pennsylvania US
Finance New York University US
Management Harvard University US
Public Administration Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
Hospitality & Tourism Management The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
Library & Information Science Harvard University US
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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