Never two without three: after having achieved top position in 2018 and 2019 and having dropped to the second position last year, behind the University of Oxford, the oldest Roman university is once again the world leader in Classical Studies in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject, a result that is in line with the University’s tradition of excellence in this field.
In the special world ranking published every year by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the subjects are divided into 5 macro-areas: Arts & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Sciences & Medicine; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences & Management. The parameters used by QS for the ranking are academic reputation and reputation among companies based on recruiters worldwide, citations per paper and the H-Index on prolificacy and impact of publications.
In addition to the 1st place in “Classics & Ancient History”, the Sapienza University enters the international top ten with Archeology (1st in Italy) and grows in the “Arts & Humanities” macro-area, gaining 16 positions compared to 2020. Overall, the university has achieved 21 ranks among the top 100 universities worldwide, placing 41st in the world (1st in Italy) in Physics & Astronomy and 71st in the world (1st in Italy) for the macro-area Natural Sciences.