According to the new Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects released this Wednesday, May 26, Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) is among the 50 best universities in the world. ULisboa achieves a prominent position in Marine/Ocean Engineering (6th best in the world), Oceanography (44th) and Remote Sensing (50th). ULisboa is in the top100 in Civil Engineering (51-75).
ULisboa also stands out (101-150) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Automation & Control, Chemical Engineering, Energy Science & Engineering, Water Resources, and Transportation Science and Technology.
ULisboa ranks among the best in the world (201-300) in other subject areas such as: Telecommunication Engineering, Instruments Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences; and (301-400) and Materials Science & Engineering. In Mathematics and Physics, ULisboa ranks between 151-200.
At national level, ULisboa ranks 1st in 29 academic subjects, and ranks 2nd in another 9. In total, 43 academic subjects were assessed in Portuguese higher education institutions. ULisboa was the only Portuguese university included in the following subject areas: Remote Sensing, Marine/Ocean Engineering, Water Resources and Statistics.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is number one in five academic subjects: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Automation & Control, Computer Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering.
Harvard University leads the best performing institution, ranking first 15 times.
The 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects contains rankings of universities in 54 subjects across natural sciences, life sciences, engineering medical sciences and social sciences. In total, more than 4000 universities were ranked.
The ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects assessment is based in scientific production indicators and research quality, such as: number of papers, papers published in high impact journals and number of citations (based on InCites database). The number of internationally collaborated publications and the academic awards for faculty and researchers are also taken into account (Methodology).