LONDON, February 26, 2019
LONDON, February 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --
The world's most-consulted university rankings portfolio, released today by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, ranks 1222 universities in 78 countries across 48 single subjects and five broad subject-areas. The QS World University Rankings by Subjects features the insight of 83,000 academics, who contributed over 1.25 million nominations to QS's Academic Survey while 42,000 employers, contributed 199,123 nominations to QS's Employer Survey; 150 million citations yielded from 22 million academic papers were analysed to compile the rankings.
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019: Top-10 countries by number of top-10 departments Location Number of top-10 departments United States 234 United Kingdom 137 Switzerland 22 Australia 18 Canada 15 Singapore 14 Netherlands 12 Italy 6 Mainland China 4 Sweden 4 (c) TopUniversities.com
Ben Sowter, Research Director at QS, said: "The major narrative emerging here is the perhaps-inexorable erosion of United States pre-eminence. Since 2015, it has lost 10% of its top-ranked research departments, with China, Australia, and the United Kingdom the major beneficiaries. UK research performance stays strong despite considerable funding cuts, though the contribution that EU research collaboration has made to this success cannot be understated."
University Leader Subjects Harvard 12 MIT 11 Oxford 6 UCL 2
Universities leading in one Subject
British Columbia, Cambridge, Colorado School of Mines, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, ETH Zurich, Julliard School, Karolinska Institute, LSE, Loughborough, Royal College of Art, Royal Veterinary College, La Sapienza, Stanford, University of Amsterdam, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, UPenn, Pittsburgh, Sussex, Wageningen.
 'Most-consulted' refers to data from media monitoring platform Meltwater, corroborated by insights from SimilarWeb, Alexa, and Google Analytics.