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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

QS World University Rankings by Subject. Sapienza ranks first in the world in Classics for the fourth year running

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 report, issued on April 10, Sapienza performed very well worldwide confirming its world leadership in Classics and Ancient History with a score of 99.5, higher than last year, and its national leadership in two subject areas: "Arts & Humanities and "Natural Sciences", at 44th and 61st worldwide respectively.

Among the Italian universities, Sapienza is the one with the greatest improvement, with an overall increase of 21%.

This year's ranking, published today, analyses 55 subjects grouped into 5 broad subject areas. Sapienza is the most represented Italian university in the ranking with 47 subjects (last year it was 43), spread over all 5 areas, for a total of 52 points.

New for Sapienza in the 2024 ranking is Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, in which our University is ranked 46th in the world and first in the country. Dentistry returns to the rankings this year, ranking in the 51-100 range and first in Italy, while Anatomy & Physiology also ranks first in Italy compared to last year.

Sapienza holds 17 national records in the following subjects and macro areas:

  • Classics & Ancient History (1);
  • Archaeology (10);
  • History of Art (14);
  • Physics & Astronomy (32);
  • Library & Information Management (36);
  • Arts & Humanities - Macroarea (44);
  • History (45);
  • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (46);
  • Psychology (57);
  • Natural Sciences - Macroarea (61);
  • Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies (51-100);
  • Statistics & Operational Research (51-100);
  • Nursing (51-100);
  • Development Studies (51-100);
  • Dentistry (51-100);
  • Anthropology (51-100);
  • Anatomy & Physiology (51-100).

Sapienza is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world in 8 disciplines and the top 100 in the world in 25 disciplines (21 last year). The 8 top 50 subjects are Classics and Ancient History; Archaeology; Art History; Physics and Astronomy; Library and Information Science; History; Law; Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

When analysing the five macro areas, in addition to its dominance in "Arts & Humanities" and "Natural Sciences", Sapienza has also improved its ranking in "Life Sciences & Medicine" from 137th to 128th place, thanks to a series of subjects such as Medicine in 92nd place (compared to 112th in 2023), Pharmacy & Pharmacology in 76th place (compared to 87th in 2023), Psychology in 57th place (compared to 61st in 2023) and Dentistry, Nursing and Anatomy & Physiology in 51st to 100th place. Engineering & Technology also moved up from 108th to 95th globally, with Data Science & Artificial Intelligence at 46th, Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical at 63rd, Computer Science & Information Systems at 71st and Engineering - Civil & Structural at 51st to 100th.

QS Subject Ranking takes into account the following parameters: academic and corporate reputation based on the opinion of recruiters worldwide, citations per paper, the use of the 'H-Index' for publication frequency and impact, and the international research network. Nearly 5,000 institutions were considered for the 2024 ranking, of which 1,559 were included in the ranking.


Sapienza tops in Italy among generalist universities for Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking 2023

The 2023 World Reputation Ranking, published on February 13, 2024 by the Times Higher Education (THE) agency, places Sapienza in the 91-100 range, registering our University's advancement by one band compared to last year.
The 2023 edition of the ranking places Sapienza at the top of the Italian generalist universities: only the Politecnico di Milano is in the same range, followed by the Universities of Bologna (126-150 range) and Padua (176-200).

The Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking lists the top 200 universities in the world and is based on an extensive, invitation-only survey of academics. The survey asks academics from a range of disciplines to nominate a maximum of 15 universities they consider to be the best for research and teaching in their field. The latest edition of the survey received 38,796 responses from 166 countries.

Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge lead the global rankings.

Wednesday, 05 June 2024

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