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QS World University Rankings by Subject: Técnico scientific areas among the best worldwide

Universidade de Lisboa is among the world's top 300 universities in 34 of 51 subject areas ranked by QS.

Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) stands out again among the world’s top universities according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, released last week. ULisboa is among the world’s top 300 universities in 34 of 51 subjects areas ranked by QS. The excellent Técnico performance, namely Petroleum Engineering (47th) and Civil Engineering (51-100), contributes to ULisboa good positioning in the Top 100.

If we focus on Técnico research areas, ULisboa achieves a prominent position worldwide in Architecture (101-150), Statistics and Operational Research (101-150) and Chemical Engineering (101-150). ULisboa ranks among the world’s top 200 (151-200) in Computer Science and Information Systems, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geophysics, Geology and Mathematics. In Materials Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, ULisboa ranks among 201-250.

ULisboa ranks in the top 200 in other subject areas such as: Sports (51-100), Philosophy (101-150), Agriculture and Forestry (151-200), Pharmacy and Pharmacology (151-200), Geography (151 -200), Modern Languages (151-200) and History (151-200).

In addition to specific rankings, QS World University Rankings by Subject also assesses institutions in five broad subject areas. ULisboa is best positioned in Engineering and Technology – 194th place worldwide. Following this subject area are Natural Sciences (201), Arts and Humanities (220), Life Sciences and Medicine (260), and Social Sciences and Management (321).

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranks on the top of list worldwide in Engineering and Technology, and in Natural Sciences. Harvard University ranks first in Life Sciences and Medicine and also in Social Sciences and Management. The University of Oxford is the world’s best university in Arts and Humanities.

The methodology used by QS by Subject includes indicators that result from global employer and academic surveys, as well as bibliometric indicators from Elsevier’s Scopus database. The QS World University Rankings by subject 2021 assessed 1453 universities worldwide.