06 October 2017

Times Higher Education (THE) has released a batch of four subject rankings: Education, Law, Business and Economics, and the Social Sciences. Education and Law are ranked separately for the first time this year.  It is noticeable that the top sections of these rankings are more varied than THE’s general world rankings. Duke University in North Carolina, ranked 17th overall, is in first place for Law. The University of Hong Kong, 40th overall, is fourth for Education, the London School of Economics, 25th overall, is in tenth place, up from 15th last year, for Social Sciences, and the University of Mannheim, 125th overall, reaches the top twenty for Business and Economics.

The subject rankings use the same indicators as THE’s World University Rankings: Teaching (five indicators), Research (three indicators), International Orientation (three indicators), Income from Industry, and Citations: Research Impact. They are, however, given different weightings. In the Law ranking, for example, the weightings for Research, Teaching and International Orientation have been increased while that for Citations has been reduced.

The top five universities for Law are:

  1. Duke University
  2. Stanford University
  3. Yale University
  4. University of Chicago
  5. University of Cambridge.

The top five universities for Education are:

  1. Stanford University
  2. Harvard University
  3. University of Oxford
  4. University of Hong Kong
  5. University of California Berkeley.

The top five universities for Social Sciences are:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. Harvard University
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  4. Stanford University
  5. Princeton University.

The top five universities for Business and Economics are:

  1. Stanford University
  2. MIT
  3. University of Oxford
  4. London Business School
  5. University of Cambridge.

Source:
Time Higher Education

 

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