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Decoding Top Universities by Subjects as per QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

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London, 08 March 2017: Harvard is the best university for study in Business and Management program while Oxford has emerged top university in English Language & Literature, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Computer Science & Information and Systems, Royal College of Art in Art & Design. QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, has released the world’s best universities for the study of 46 subjects today.

The 7th QS World University Rankings by Subject highlighted Harvard University ranked as the leading institution for 15 different disciplines. It is followed by its traditional rival, MIT, which is ranked number one for 12 subjects this year.

The subject wise rankings will definitely help the international student community in strengthening their perception in opting overseas study destinations. The tables cover 1,127 universities from 74 countries, providing the most comprehensive global overview of higher education performance at discipline level. The University of Oxford wins number one place for four different subjects.

Wageningen University (The Netherlands) emerges winner in Agriculture & Forestry while MIT tops in Architecture. In the Communication & Media Studies program, University of Southern California stands number one. In Nursing, University of Pennsylvania beats other while in Performing Arts, Juilliard School emerges as the winner.  In Pharmacy & Pharmacology discipline, Harvard features at first place.

In Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh bags top place while in Physics & Astronomy, MIT stands at number one place. Loughborough University and University of Sydney jointly lead in the sports education program.  

The QS World University Rankings by Subject report revealed that the UK and US cumulatively take a smaller share of overall places, while countries in Asia -especially China – and Eastern Europe see their share increase in 2017.

Singapore leads Asia in terms of the number of top-20 places achieved. Meanwhile, QS informed that four new subjects are featured this year: Anatomy & Physiology, Hospitality, Sports-related Subjects, and Theology.

Top Universities by Subjects as per QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 

Subject Top University
Accounting & Finance Harvard
Agriculture & Forestry Wageningen University
Anatomy & Physiology Oxford
Anthropology Harvard
Archaeology Oxford
Architecture MIT
Art & Design Royal College of Art
Biological Sciences Harvard
Business & Management Studies Harvard
Chemistry MIT
Communication & Media Studies University of Southern California
Computer Science & Information Systems MIT
Dentistry University of Hong Kong
Development Studies University of Sussex
Earth & Marine Sciences ETH Zurich
Economics & Econometrics MIT
Education UCL Institute of Education
Engineering – Chemical MIT
Engineering – Civil & Structural MIT
Engineering – Electrical MIT
Engineering – Mechanical MIT
Engineering – Mining & Mineral Colorado School of Mines
English Language & Literature Oxford
Environmental Sciences University of California, Berkeley
Geography Oxford
History Harvard
Hospitality University of Nevada
Law Harvard
Linguistics MIT
Materials Science MIT
Mathematics MIT
Medicine Harvard
Modern Languages Harvard
Nursing University of Pennsylvania
Performing Arts Juilliard School
Pharmacy & Pharmacology Harvard
Philosophy University of Pittsburgh
Physics & Astronomy MIT
Politics & International Studies Harvard
Psychology Harvard
Social Policy & Administration Harvard
Sociology Harvard
Sports-related Subjects Loughborough University;
University of Sydney
Statistics & Operational Research Harvard
Theology Harvard
Veterinary Science University of California, Davis

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