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)

RankInstitutionCountryAcademicEmployerCitationsScore
SOURCE: QS
1Harvard UniversityUnited States1001008493.6
2University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom81.794.174.179.9
3Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States62.683.210079.6
4University of OxfordUnited Kingdom76.59079.278.9
5Stanford UniversityUnited States74.966.370.472.2
6Yale UniversityUnited States67.155.970.367.3
7University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States63.554.567.264.1
8Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States63.729.665.761.1
9Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom56.945.663.958.6
10University of California, San Diego (UCSD)United States50.62771.256.5
11California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States32.438.190.856.3
12University of TorontoCanada55.747.95454.2
13McGill UniversityCanada45.96360.453.4
14Duke UniversityUnited States39.757.368.653
15The University of MelbourneAustralia53.260.449.652.5
16Columbia UniversityUnited States42.860.862.252.4
17University of California, San FranciscoUnited States45.224.567.552.1
18National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore58.357.942.351.9
19University of ChicagoUnited States41.246.466.551.8
20The University of TokyoJapan62.845.738.251.3
21University of PennsylvaniaUnited States40.148.663.550.3
22University of MichiganUnited States39.544.364.850.1
23Cornell UniversityUnited States40.347.26149.3
24University of WashingtonUnited States41.427.864.249.2
25UCL (University College London)United Kingdom42.746.95748.8

 

World’s top 25 universities for biological sciences

 

RankInstitutionCountryAcademicEmployerCitationsScore
SOURCE: QS
1Harvard UniversityUnited States98.61007890.5
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States81.185.683.982.7
3University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom10088.254.380.5
4University of OxfordUnited Kingdom86.685.251.572.4
5Stanford UniversityUnited States78.575.662.972
6University of California, Berkeley (UCB)United States86.763.851.970.5
7Yale UniversityUnited States62.16859.861.8
8California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States58.23867.760
9University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States60.649.557.858.4
10University of California, San Diego (UCSD)United States61.934.455.156.4
11Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom62.857.143.954.7
12University of TorontoCanada64.736.845.654.3
13Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States54.63756.953.8
14Columbia UniversityUnited States46.567.858.153.3
15The University of TokyoJapan714630.152.1
16Cornell UniversityUnited States52.661.447.951.6
17University of PennsylvaniaUnited States43.471.956.451.5
18=McGill UniversityCanada56.753.944.151.4
18=Princeton UniversityUnited States48.95354.151.4
18=University of ChicagoUnited States47.349.956.851.4
21Arizona State UniversityUnited States16.57.310049
22ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)Switzerland53.936.645.548.8
23University of MichiganUnited States39.154.956.447.6
24University of British ColumbiaCanada53.644.240.347.3
25=Duke UniversityUnited States41.347.954.247.1
25=The University of MelbourneAustralia5366.13547.1 

World’s top 25 universities for psychology

 

RankInstitutionCountryAcademicEmployerCitationsScore
SOURCE: QS
1Harvard UniversityUnited States10093.89797.5
2University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom831008889.1
3Stanford UniversityUnited States91.274.786.385.3
4University of OxfordUnited Kingdom77.887.576.880.5
5University of California, Berkeley (UCB)United States86.970.165.477.6
6University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States74.459.281.671.3
7Yale UniversityUnited States72.263.678.270.8
8The University of MelbourneAustralia6867.966.367.6
9Princeton UniversityUnited States58.946.598.563.1
10McGill UniversityCanada61.945.37058.5
11The University of SydneyAustralia68.442.856.958.4
12UCL (University College London)United Kingdom5549.478.558
13University of TorontoCanada68.43266.757.1
14University of ChicagoUnited States56.738.384.556.7
15University of MichiganUnited States6331.874.355.9
16University of British ColumbiaCanada64.433.567.555.8
17Columbia UniversityUnited States5342.980.455.5
18The University of TokyoJapan66.447.133.654.1
19Cornell UniversityUnited States52.345.271.654
20Australian National UniversityAustralia53.942.668.353.4
21University of PennsylvaniaUnited States46.246.381.253.2
22National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore64.740.338.452.1
23New York University (NYU)United States54.927.580.351.8
24Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnited States48.227.990.950.7
25Peking UniversityChina57.938.147.649.9

 

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Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learned his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky.

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