PRN: Final Results of First Global Ranking of Universities by Subject Revealed
Final Results of First Global Ranking of Universities by Subject Revealed
LONDON, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The full 2011 QS World University Rankings by Subject covering 26 disciplines are now available at http://www.topuniversities.com, providing the most comprehensive comparison of the world's universities at departmental level.
The QS World University RankingsÂ® by subject are the first to rank universities at individual subject level in the world. With a methodology tailored to fit each subject, the rankings are based on Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation and Citations per Paper.
The research asked global graduate employers to identify the universities that produce the best graduates, both overall and within a given discipline. The most sought-after graduates were those in Business, Accountancy and Finance, and Economics.
Table-topping performances are shared between Harvard (in a remarkable 17 subjects), ahead of MIT (6), Cambridge (2) and Oxford and Stanford (one apiece). In the six Social Sciences disciplines, Harvard tops Sociology, Politics, Law, Economics and Accounting, while Stanford comes first in Statistics.
Top 5 ranked universities by employer reputation
Employer Subject University Overall rank rank Sociology Cambridge 4 1 Harvard 1 2 Oxford 3 3 LSE 10 4 MIT 19 5 Statistics Harvard 2 1 Cambridge 4 2 Oxford 6 3 LSE 15 4 University of Melbourne 16 5 Politics Harvard 1 1 Oxford 2 2 Cambridge 3 3 Stanford 7 4 Yale 6 5 Law Oxford 2 1 Harvard 1 2 Cambridge 3 3 Stanford 5 4 LSE 7 5 Economics Harvard 1 1 Oxford 5 2 Cambridge 6 3 LSE 4 4 Stanford 3 5 Accounting Harvard 1 1 Oxford 2 2 Cambridge 4 3 LSE 6 4 Stanford 5 5
Ben Sowter, head of research at QS says, "As global mobility and the fee burden on individual students increases, rankings need to become more detailed and focused to meet the demand for comparative information. Taking on board the views of global employers means that these rankings move away from research and give a sense of the real-world market value of different degree programs."