Top position in QS subject ranking 2018
Posted March 02 2018
The subjects Life Sciences and Medicine are ranked at position one Germany wide – the individual disciplines obtained outstanding positions as well.

The Life Sciences and Medicine of Heidelberg University are ranked at the top position in the new QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 and thereby obtained national number one spot and international position 40. The QS Rankings by subject have been published end of February and consist of two parts: Besides the rankings for the subjects there are also rankings for the individual disciplines within a subject. In the individual subjects for Medicine (worldwide position 45) and Theology (worldwide position 14), Heidelberg is ranked on position one in Germany. Biology is ranked at position 40 worldwide, which is national rank 2, whereas in the field of natural sciences Physics and Astronomy are ranked on position 32 internationally and position 3 throughout Germany.


The QS World University Rankings by Subject and disciplines are compiled annually to help prospective students to identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics are used to rank universities.


The full article is available on the official University webpage (German only). Further information about the QS ranking is available here.



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