QS rankings by subject: Alma Mater ranked first in Italy by macro-area and by subject

The University of Bologna is the only Italian university ranked among the top 101 in all five academic macro-areas, and the first at the national level by number of subjects (21) included in the top 100.

The University of Bologna features among the first 101 universities in the world in all five macro-areas of knowledge, according to the new edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The Alma Mater is the only university in Italy to hold this record, thus confirming the high quality of its programmes across all disciplines.

More specifically, Unibo is 59th in Arts & Humanities (the no. 1 university nationally), 70th in Social Sciences & Management (+10 positions compared to 2017), 77th in Natural Sciences, 100th in Engineering & Technology and 101st in Life Sciences & Medicine. Only 35 universities in the world, including the Alma Mater (the only Italian institute on the list), appear in the top 101 positions in all macro-areas.

Going into the details of individual subjects, Alma Mater Studiorum is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in 21 subjects, confirming its place as Italy’s leading university and as one of the best universities globally (overall, there are 71 universities with at least 21 subjects in the first 100 places).

Moreover, Unibo is ranked first in Italy in 18 subjects (up from 16 in 2017): Agriculture (51-100 worldwide), Anthropology (51-100 worldwide), History (51-100 worldwide), Law (51- 100 worldwide), Mathematics (51-100 worldwide), Medicine (51-100 worldwide), Modern Languages (51-100 worldwide), Philosophy (51-100 worldwide), Politics (51 -100 worldwide), Social Policy & Administration (51-100 worldwide), Sociology (51-100 worldwide), Sports-related Subjects (51-100 worldwide), Statistics & Operational Research (51- 100 worldwide), Chemistry (101-150 worldwide), Communication & Media Studies (101-150 worldwide), Earth  Sciences (101-150 worldwide), Linguistics (101-150 worldwide), and Education (151-200 worldwide).

Published on: 09 March 2018