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100 Best Universities in the World Ranked for Biology, Psychology and Medicine | Young Academic Student News

As expected, Harvard has topped the University World Rankings for Biomedical Sciences as well as a host of other subjects. Young Academic can bring you a comprehensive round-up of the full QS rankings and all the student news related to this story.

As the latest figures represent, The Massachusetts based University pretty much swept the board as the top University on the planet when it comes to Biological Sciences, Medicine and Psychology. Cambridge and Oxford were to not to far behind however, meaning that it isn’t all doom and gloom for the British academic institutions.

“In the same three subjects, there were in fact ten UK Universities in the top 50 making British Universities the second most powerful force academically. With news of the latest rises in tuition fees and with the government seemingly intent on alienating young people from University, one does unfortunately wonder how long this can be maintained”

 

This news will further delight Harvard University following the student news earlier in the year that cemented it as the top University in the world when it comes to reputation (according to Times Higher Education).

In the same three subjects, there were in fact ten UK Universities in the top 50 making British Universities the second most powerful force academically. With news of the latest rises in tuition fees and with the government seemingly intent on alienating young people from University, one does unfortunately wonder how long this can be maintained.

With UK Universities planning to charge the maximum £9,000, the institutions will be finding themselves under increasing pressure to ensure that students get their money’s worth.  Justifying such a large figure may be difficult for some Universities that don’t have facilities as superior as the larger faculties.

Pioneering work in stem cell research has been attributed as one of the key factors responsible for Harvard’s high medicine ranking – this has been conducted in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Oxford and Cambridge were both praised for being traditional United Kingdom research hubs but have fallen well short of their American counterparts in terms of Biological Sciences.

As the national student news service, Young Academic has put all the rankings together for you to view easily. They have been broken down citations, employer rankings and are subject specific.

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Young Academic University Rankings (*Source: QS)

Rank Institution Country Academic Employer Citations Score
SOURCE: QS
1 Harvard University United States 100 100 84 93.6
2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 81.7 94.1 74.1 79.9
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 62.6 83.2 100 79.6
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom 76.5 90 79.2 78.9
5 Stanford University United States 74.9 66.3 70.4 72.2
6 Yale University United States 67.1 55.9 70.3 67.3
7 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States 63.5 54.5 67.2 64.1
8 Johns Hopkins University United States 63.7 29.6 65.7 61.1
9 Imperial College London United Kingdom 56.9 45.6 63.9 58.6
10 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) United States 50.6 27 71.2 56.5
11 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States 32.4 38.1 90.8 56.3
12 University of Toronto Canada 55.7 47.9 54 54.2
13 McGill University Canada 45.9 63 60.4 53.4
14 Duke University United States 39.7 57.3 68.6 53
15 The University of Melbourne Australia 53.2 60.4 49.6 52.5
16 Columbia University United States 42.8 60.8 62.2 52.4
17 University of California, San Francisco United States 45.2 24.5 67.5 52.1
18 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 58.3 57.9 42.3 51.9
19 University of Chicago United States 41.2 46.4 66.5 51.8
20 The University of Tokyo Japan 62.8 45.7 38.2 51.3
21 University of Pennsylvania United States 40.1 48.6 63.5 50.3
22 University of Michigan United States 39.5 44.3 64.8 50.1
23 Cornell University United States 40.3 47.2 61 49.3
24 University of Washington United States 41.4 27.8 64.2 49.2
25 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom 42.7 46.9 57 48.8

 

World’s top 25 universities for biological sciences

 

Rank Institution Country Academic Employer Citations Score
SOURCE: QS
1 Harvard University United States 98.6 100 78 90.5
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 81.1 85.6 83.9 82.7
3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 100 88.2 54.3 80.5
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom 86.6 85.2 51.5 72.4
5 Stanford University United States 78.5 75.6 62.9 72
6 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States 86.7 63.8 51.9 70.5
7 Yale University United States 62.1 68 59.8 61.8
8 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States 58.2 38 67.7 60
9 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States 60.6 49.5 57.8 58.4
10 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) United States 61.9 34.4 55.1 56.4
11 Imperial College London United Kingdom 62.8 57.1 43.9 54.7
12 University of Toronto Canada 64.7 36.8 45.6 54.3
13 Johns Hopkins University United States 54.6 37 56.9 53.8
14 Columbia University United States 46.5 67.8 58.1 53.3
15 The University of Tokyo Japan 71 46 30.1 52.1
16 Cornell University United States 52.6 61.4 47.9 51.6
17 University of Pennsylvania United States 43.4 71.9 56.4 51.5
18= McGill University Canada 56.7 53.9 44.1 51.4
18= Princeton University United States 48.9 53 54.1 51.4
18= University of Chicago United States 47.3 49.9 56.8 51.4
21 Arizona State University United States 16.5 7.3 100 49
22 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland 53.9 36.6 45.5 48.8
23 University of Michigan United States 39.1 54.9 56.4 47.6
24 University of British Columbia Canada 53.6 44.2 40.3 47.3
25= Duke University United States 41.3 47.9 54.2 47.1
25= The University of Melbourne Australia 53 66.1 35 47.1 

World’s top 25 universities for psychology

 

Rank Institution Country Academic Employer Citations Score
SOURCE: QS
1 Harvard University United States 100 93.8 97 97.5
2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 83 100 88 89.1
3 Stanford University United States 91.2 74.7 86.3 85.3
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom 77.8 87.5 76.8 80.5
5 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States 86.9 70.1 65.4 77.6
6 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States 74.4 59.2 81.6 71.3
7 Yale University United States 72.2 63.6 78.2 70.8
8 The University of Melbourne Australia 68 67.9 66.3 67.6
9 Princeton University United States 58.9 46.5 98.5 63.1
10 McGill University Canada 61.9 45.3 70 58.5
11 The University of Sydney Australia 68.4 42.8 56.9 58.4
12 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom 55 49.4 78.5 58
13 University of Toronto Canada 68.4 32 66.7 57.1
14 University of Chicago United States 56.7 38.3 84.5 56.7
15 University of Michigan United States 63 31.8 74.3 55.9
16 University of British Columbia Canada 64.4 33.5 67.5 55.8
17 Columbia University United States 53 42.9 80.4 55.5
18 The University of Tokyo Japan 66.4 47.1 33.6 54.1
19 Cornell University United States 52.3 45.2 71.6 54
20 Australian National University Australia 53.9 42.6 68.3 53.4
21 University of Pennsylvania United States 46.2 46.3 81.2 53.2
22 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 64.7 40.3 38.4 52.1
23 New York University (NYU) United States 54.9 27.5 80.3 51.8
24 Carnegie Mellon University United States 48.2 27.9 90.9 50.7
25 Peking University China 57.9 38.1 47.6 49.9

 

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10 Comments

  1. Igor May 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    How can we expect to keep up with Universities like Yale and Harvard when our government seems intent on destroying the British education system?

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