News from the UPF
The ranking of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), known as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), has recently published its classification according to academic disciplines (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018). It is a foretaste of its global ranking, one of the world’s most recognized university rankings.
In what is a good example of the transversality of its studies and research, UPF has seventeen academic disciplines in the ranking spread across the total of five knowledge areas included in the list: Social Sciences (7 disciplines), Medical Sciences (4), Engineering (3), Life Sciences (2), and the Natural Sciences (1).
Regarding the position of the seventeen disciplines, Public Health is notable in 28th place compared to being among the top 150 in the world in the 2017 edition. Economics and Biotechnology remain among the top 75, while Political Sciences and Biological Sciences are in the top 100, whereas last year they were placed among the top 75 and 150, respectively.
The rest of the academic disciplines taught at Pompeu Fabra University to feature in the Shanghai ranking are as follows: Environmental Engineering, Statistics, Communication and Medical Technology (in the top 150); Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Psychology (in the top 200); Management, Business Administration and Management, Computer and Engineering Sciences, Human Sciences, and Clinical Medicine (in the top 300), and Ecology (in the top 400).