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Results For Four Subjects in THE World University Rankings 2018 Announced

by on October 20, 2017 | Top Stories

Results For Four Subjects in THE World University Rankings 2018 Announced - StudyMalaysia.com

The Times Higher Education subject rankings 2018 for four subjects were released in early October, and includes two new subjects for the first time—Education and Law. The other two subjects were Social Sciences, and Business and Economics.

The top 10 institutions for each of the four subjects are:


THE World University Rankings 2018 by subject: Law Top 10

2018 Rank University Country WUR 2018 Rank
#1 Duke University United States 17
#2 Stanford University United States =3
#3 Yale University United States 12
#4 University of Chicago United States 9
#5 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 2
#6 University of Oxford United Kingdom 1
#7 University of Melbourne Australia 32
#8 University College London United Kingdom 16
#9 Harvard University United States 6
#10 University of Toronto Canada =22

THE World University Rankings 2018 by subject: Education Top 10

2018 Rank University Country WUR 2018 Rank
#1 Stanford University United States =3
#2 Harvard University United States 6
#3 University of Oxford United Kingdom 1
#4 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 40
#5 University of California, Berkeley United States 18
#6 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States 43
#7 University of California, Los Angeles United States 15
University of Michigan United States 21
#9 University of Pennsylvania United States =10
#10 Michigan State University United States =83

THE World University Rankings 2018 by subject: Social Sciences Top 10

2018 Rank 2017 Rank University Country WUR 2018 Rank
#1 #2 University of Oxford United Kingdom 1
#2 #5 Harvard University United States 6
#6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States 5
#4 #1 Stanford University United States =3
#5 #8 Princeton University United States 7
#6 #11 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 2
#7 #4 University of Chicago United States 9
#8 #3 Yale University United States 12
#9 #7 University of Michigan United States 21
#10 #15 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom =25

THE World University Rankings 2018 by subject: Business and Economics Top 10

2018 Rank 2017 Rank University Country WUR 2018 Rank
#1 #2 Stanford University United States =3
#2 #1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States 5
#3 #3 University of Oxford United Kingdom 1
#4 Not ranked London Business School United Kingdom Not ranked
#5 #7 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 2
#6 #5 Harvard University United States 6
#7 #4 University of Chicago United States 9
#8 #6 Northwestern University United States 20
#9 #9 University of Pennsylvania United States =10
#10 #8 University of California, Berkeley United States 18

The top rankings for all four subjects are largely dominated by universities in the US and the UK. For Law, only two universities outside the Us and the UK made it to top 10—the University of Melbourne ranks at #7 and University of Toronto at #10.

In Education, the University of Hong Kong which garnered a very high score for research is ranked #4, making it the first Asian university to reach a top-five position in a THE World University Rankings table. Other Asian institutions that fared well in education table are: the Chinese University of Hong Kong at #20, National Taiwan Normal University #22, and Nanyang Technological University #27.

In Social Sciences, three Asian universities made it to the top 30 for the first time; the National University of Singapore ranked #37, Peking University #22, and the University of Hong Kong #30.

According to THE, the subject rankings for business and economics, education, law and social sciences are based on the same range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall THE World University Rankings 2018, but the methodologies have been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

Source: World University Rankings 2018 by subject: four results out now

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