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QS ranking: The University of Bologna confirms its leadership in Italy

In the new edition of the prestigious international rankings, the University has three more subjects in the top 100 places compared to the previous year. It is also in first place for 17 subjects at national level, making it the top Italian University for rankings by subject

In the new edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the University of Bologna is among the top 100 universities in the world for 26 subjects. Four of these are among the top 50 in the world: Classics & Ancient History (25th place), Archaeology (34th place), Law (42nd place), Modern Languages (38th place). With 17 first places in Italy the University confirms itself as the leading Italian university for: Agriculture & Forestry, Law, Modern Languages, Dentistry, Anthropology, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Social Policy & Administration, Statistics & Operational Research, Chemistry, Communication & Media Studies, Earth & Marine Sciences, Linguistics, Education, Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies, Sports-related Subjects.

Overall, The University of Bologna is one of the top 200 universities in the classification with 44 subjects. If we consider the five broad subject areas of the ranking system, the University is in the top 100 universities in the world for Arts & Humanities (48th place), Social Sciences & Management (65th place), Natural Sciences (88th place), Life Sciences & Medicine (96th place) and in the 108th place for Engineering & Technology. Ranking is based on five indicators, which have different weights for each discipline considered.

The indicators are: Academic Reputation, i.e. the reputation of universities in the academic world; Employer Reputation, i.e. employers' assessments of how well institutions prepare graduates for employment; Citations per Paper, i.e. the scientific impact of the research carried out by universities in the various sectors; H-index, a metric that assesses the productivity and scientific impact of published work by an institution; IRN – International Research Network, which monitors the University's international co-authorship network.