QS Ranking: Alma Mater in the top 100 in all broad subject areas

Only 37 universities in the world have achieved this result and only 7 of them are European: the University of Bologna is the only one in Italy.

The University of Bologna is the only Italian university to be listed in the world’s top 100 in all five broad subject areas of knowledge – arts & humanities, social sciences & management, life sciences & medicine, engineering & technology and natural sciences – in the latest edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Only 37 universities in the world have achieved this result and only 7 of them are European: these include, in addition to the University of Bologna, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and five universities in the UK (Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, Manchester and Edinburgh).

‘This result demonstrates the high overall quality of the University of Bologna,’ Rector Francesco Ubertini commented. ‘This is a distinctive feature of our University, which is the result of a strong commitment to education, research and services provided to students, which is spread throughout the Alma Mater: 6 campuses, 33 departments, 219 degree courses, of which more than 70 are international.’

The QS ranking by subject takes into consideration the quality of more than 1,200 universities worldwide in relation to five broad subject areas, which are subdivided into 48 individual subjects.

The University of Bologna is listed among the top 100 in the world in all broad subject areas: 54th in the Arts & Humanities section, 73rd in Social Sciences & Management, 95th in Natural Sciences, 96th in Life Sciences & Medicine and 100th in Engineering & Technology.

If, instead, we look at individual subjects, the Alma Mater ranks among the top 100 for 20 subjects: only 73 universities worldwide can claim to have achieved this result. Moreover, in 4 subjects (Modern Languages, Dentistry, Classics & Ancient History and Agriculture & Forestry), the University of Bologna ranks among the top 50 universities.

Published on: 01 March 2019