QS University Rankings by Subject 2016 highlights the world’s top universities in 42 subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevant subject. These four components are combined to produce the results for each of the subject rankings, with weightings adapted for each discipline. The four components are Academic reputation, Employer reputation, Research citations per paper, and H-index – which is a way of measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar.
A university in the Netherlands ranked in first place. UC Davis was a very close second. Cornell came in third, and UC Berkley was fourth. Rounding out the top five, was a tie between Paris-Tech Agro, and University of Wisconsin in Madison.
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