Sapienza International Rankings
QS Rankings by Subject 2019
The QS Ranking by Subject 2019, published on February 27, 2019, has confirmed Sapienza University as the top university in “Classics & Ancient History”. Sapienza is the only Italian university to gain the first position in the QS Rankings by Subject.
The university also ranked 11th for Archaeology, 34th for Physics & Astronomy and 43rd for Library & Information Management.
Overall, Sapienza ranks in the international top-100 in 21 subjects, a net improvement over the 16 subject areas ranked in the top-100 last year. In addition to four subjects in the global top-50, Sapienza can now boast 17 other subjects positioned in the top-100, including, for the first time, Engineering – Chemical, Geography, Medicine and Statistics & Operational Research. Other subjects with rankings of excellence are: Anatomy & Physiology, Anthropology, Computer Science & Information System, Development Studies, Engineering – Civil & Structural, Engineering – Mechanical & Aeronautical & Manufacturing, Engineering Electrical & Electronic, History, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, and Theology Divinity & Religious Studies.
Moreover, in terms of international placement, Sapienza advances in 4 out of 5 macro-areas: Arts & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Sciences and Medicine and Social Science & Management, placing in the top-100 in 3 of these, including the Natural Sciences Macro-area that ranks 57th with a score of 81.7, a sector of excellence for Sapienza University.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2019
The 2019 THE Rankings by Subject (referring to academic year 2018) for Law, Social Sciences, and Business & Economics, which was published on October 17, 2018, ranked the Sapienza Faculty of Law as the best law school in Italy, and the only Italian Law School (along with Bologna) amongst the global top hundred.
Times Higher Education 2019 World Universities Ranking
The 2019 THE Rankings (referring to academic year 2018), which were published on September 26, 2018, reveal a net improvement by Sapienza that placed in the 251-300 category, up from last year’s 301-350 placement. The ranking is based on a wide series of indicators, including research resources. The top universities worldwide are Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Stanford and MIT; in Italy, the “Scuola superiore Sant'Anna” and the “Scuola normale di Pisa” rank highest.
QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019
Sapienza ranked very well in the QS Employability 2019 Rankings on Alumni Employability climbing to the excellence of the first 100 universities worldwide. The fourth edition of this ranking, which was published on September 11, 2018, ranks Sapienza 98thworldwide and second in Italy after the Politecnico di Milano. Last year, Sapienza had been ranked in the 111-120 range worldwide and third in Italy after the Politecnico di Milano and the University of Bologna.
ARWU - Global Ranking by Academic Subjects 2018
The 2018 ARWU Ranking by Academic Subjects, published on July 17th by the University of Jiao Tong in Shanghai, confirms Sapienza as a top Italian university that performs very well at the international level, too. This year, Sapienza ranked amongst the top-20 global universities in two subjects: Automation & Control (1st in Italy/16th worldwide – up seven positions from last year) and Aerospace Engineering (1stin Italy/17thworldwide – up 9 positions from last year).
Moreover, Sapienza was ranked first nationally in 13 subject areas, achieving the best Italian placement in Physics (1stin Italy/29thworldwide) and Instruments Science & Technology (2ndin Italy/46thworldwide). Sapienza is followed by the Politecnico di Milano (11 subjects in 1stplace in Italy), the University of Bologna (9 subjects), the University of Padua (8 subjects) and the University of Milan (7 subjects).
CWUR Rankings 2018
The Centre for World University Rankings published the CWUR 2018 Ranking on May. 28, 2018, ranking Sapienza first amongst Italian universities and 67thworldwide, 17 positions ahead of last year’s ranking.
The ranking, which lists the top 1000 international universities out of 18,000, is based on seven indicators: quality of education (number of alumni, in relation to university size, who have won important international awards); employment rate of former students (number of alumni who have served as CEOs in top global companies); quality of teaching (based on number of academics who have won international awards); research output (number of research articles); influence (number of articles published on influential magazines); number of citations in magazines.
Sapienza was ranked as the first Italian university for the seventh year in a row. Its strengths include academic staff, based on the number of professors who have won prestigious international awards (the university places 34thworldwide in this benchmark), scientific production in terms of published articles (61stworldwide) and research impact in terms of citations (71stworldwide, up 34 positions from last year’s 105th).
QS Rankings by Subject 2018
Sapienza places first worldwide in "Classics & Ancient History" according to the rankings published on February 28, 2018 by Quacquarelli-Symonds.
In fact, the university has improved its performance in all 5 QS macro-areas:
- Arts & Humanities: 75th place (climbing 28 positions over 2017)
- Engineering & Technology: 100th place (+23 positions)
- Life Sciences & Medicine: 138th place (+23 positions)
- Natural Sciences: 50th place (+14 positions)
- Social Sciences & Management: 156th place (+28 positions)
Sapienza also performed well in various other subjects. It is amongst the first 10 universities worldwide in Archaeology (9th) and amongst the top 50 in Library Management (33rd) and Physics (39th). Moreover, it ranks in the Top 100 in History, Languages, Philosophy, Theology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Anatomy, Pharmacy, Mathematics, Anthropology, and Law.