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Sapienza International Rankings

Sapienza confirms its position among the top Italian and international Universities, according to the most authoritative international university rankings. Here is an overview of the rankings in chronological order, starting from the most recent publication

THE World University Rankings 2022

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, released on September 2, 2021 Sapienza is 197th out of 1662 universities assessed, making it one of the top 200 universities in the world for the first time. It is in the second position nationally out of 51 Italian universities evaluated, right after the University of Bologna, in 172nd position. Our University has significantly improved its result; last year, THE rankings placed it in the 201-250 bracket. It has gone from the 301-350 bracket in 2012 to the current rank of 197 out of 1662 universities in ten years.
Sapienza is number one in Italy and 97th in the world for quality of teaching, with a Teaching score of 51.5 that places our University in the top 100 worldwide. For THE, the Teaching area accounts for 30% of the ranking and includes 5 indicators.
For the Research category, assessed through an academic survey, research productivity and research funding, Sapienza is 198th globally, making it one of the 200 best research universities in the world. It also improved its ranking for Citation, Industry income and International outlook.


Arwu by Subject Shanghai 2021

The Arwu ranking by subject, published on May 26, 2021, confirmed Sapienza in the top positions nationally and internationally.
Our University holds several Italian records while ranking among the world's top 100 universities in the major areas covered by the Shanghai subject ranking.
 In the technological area, Sapienza is ranked first in Italy and 29th in the world for Automation & Control; 27th in the world for Aerospace Engineering and 44th in Civil Engineering. In the medical area, it ranks among the top 75 in the world for Nursing and among the top 100 in Medical Technology.
 For the sciences, Sapienza is 1st in Italy and 31st in the world in Physics; 1st in Italy and among the top 75 in the world for Mathematics.
Finally, for social sciences, our University ranks first in Italy and among the top 150 in the world for Psychology; the same is true for Statistics.


QS World University Ranking  2022

The 2022 edition of the QS World University Ranking, released on June 8 2021, places Sapienza among the top 200 universities worldwide. Our University is ranked 171st in the world and third in Italy, after the Politecnico di Milano and the University of Bologna.
Sapienza's score has improved, rising to 47.2 points from the previous 46.1 in the 2021 edition, thanks to a clear increase in the Employer Reputation parameter, which measures the appreciation of Sapienza by employers, rising to 38.4 points from the previous 33.8, and Citations per Faculty, which concerns citations of the publications of Sapienza researchers, rising to 55.9 from 46.3, against moderate declines in the other parameters (Academic Reputation, Faculty/Students, International Students, International Faculty).  Sapienza is also the only Italian University in the top ten to have maintained its position, improving its score and placing itself among the most esteemed universities in terms of academic reputation (74th).


QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

The 2021 rankings by subject of the QS agency, published on March 3, 2021, again placed Sapienza in 1st place worldwide in Classics & Ancient History. Sapienza is the only Italian University to boast first place at the international level. Our University had already achieved primacy in 2018, confirmed it in 2019, and then dropped to the second position in 2020 behind the University of Oxford. Sapienza ranks 10th internationally with Archeology (first in Italy) and grows in the Arts & Humanities MacroArea, ranking 65th (+16 places compared to 2020).

Sapienza obtains a total of 21 placements among the top 100 universities worldwide, ranking 41st in the world (1st in Italy) in Physics & Astronomy and 71st in the world (1st in Italy) for the Natural Sciences Macro area. For the first time, Sapienza is ranked in the 51-60 bracket in the Dentistry discipline, within the Top 100 ranking taken into consideration by QS for this specific field. As regards the other subjects, there are also Anthropology, Development Studies, Nursing and Psychology, all disciplines in which Sapienza ranks first in Italy; also among the top 100 universities are the following subjects: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, History, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Statistics, Theology.


THE Impact 2021

Sapienza is at the national top of the 2021 THE Impact rankings on universities' commitment to sustainability and is the Italian leader for two sustainable development goals: SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth, and SDG14 - Life below Water. The Times Higher Education Impact 2021, published on April 21, 2021, gives our University an overall score of 81.2 points, up from 76.6 in 2020, in the 101-200 range, the same as last year, behind the University of Bologna and the University of Padua. Overall, Sapienza is among the first 100 positions in the general ranking for 5 goals, an improvement compared to the 2 goals of last year, namely for the SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG7 - Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG5 - Gender Equality, SDG14 - Life below Water, SDG10 - Reduced Inequalities. The result of Sapienza and Italian universities is all the more significant considering that this year's ranking examines 1,115 universities worldwide against the 766 universities included in the 2020 ranking.


Center for World University Rankings Cwur 2021-2022

Sapienza University is, once again, first in Italy, according to the Center for World University Rankings (Cwur), published on April 26, 2021.
Our University is 113th worldwide and among the Top 0.6% of the approximately 20 thousand universities surveyed.
Sapienza's overall score is 81.2, with the following results: Quality of Education 473, Alumni Employment 501, Quality of Faculty 118, Research Performance 100.
The Center for World University Rankings, based in the United Arab Emirates, has been publishing its rankings since 2012. It assesses the quality of teaching, graduate employment, academic staff level, and research performance without requiring any information from universities. The Cwur now evaluates 2,000 universities worldwide out of approximately 20,000 monitored.
Monday, 08 June 2020

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