Sapienza International Rankings
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.