Shanghai 2021 Subject Ranking: Université Grenoble Alpes strengthens its position as the top French university outside of Paris

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On the  June 4, 2021
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In the top 100 of the Shanghai 2020 global ranking, Université Grenoble Alpes has consolidated its position in the recently published Shanghai 2021 subject ranking. Listed in the top 100 of the world's best universities for 18 disciplines, including 7 in the top 50, UGA is the third French university after Université Paris Saclay and Sorbonne Université in terms of the number of disciplines ranked in the top 100. These new research results confirm that UGA is now the leading university in the region after the universities of Ile-de-France, a distinction that has been recognized since its entry into the top 100 of the Shanghai ranking in 2020.
UGA's results for the 2021 edition of this ranking (published two months before the release of the general Shanghai ranking) acknowledge, first of all, the excellence of the work carried out by our teams in our laboratories and research structures. They also demonstrate that the strategy pursued by the institution in terms of research and innovation policy in association with national research organizations is bearing fruit. This ambition must be sustained in order to continue to develop all disciplines, both in basic and applied research, to promote multidisciplinarity and to encourage team collaboration between laboratories and research centers.

The Shanghai Subject Ranking 2021 categorizes institutions according to five subjects - Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences - divided into 54 disciplines. The research performance indicators taken into account in this ranking are the number of scientific articles published by the institution in a given discipline, the impact of these articles and the number of citations of these scientific publications in other articles, the number of articles published in the top scientific journals, the international character of the published results (number of international teams involved) and the scientific prizes won by the scientists of the evaluated universities.

UGA is the leading French university in 5 disciplines

  • Metallurgical Engineering: 30, 1st in France
  • Geography: 51-75, 1st in France
  • Water Resources: 51-75, tied for 1st-3rd place in France
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 76-100, 1st in France
  • Hospitality and tourism management : 201-300, 1st in France
Out of the 54 disciplines evaluated, UGA is ranked 37 times: it appears 7 times in the top 50, 11 times in the top 100, 9 times in the top 200, 7 times in the top 300, 3 times in the top 400.

UGA in the world's top 50 in 7 disciplines

  • Remote Sensing: 21, 2nd in France
  • Earth Sciences: 24, 3rd in France
  • Metallurgical Engineering: 30, 1st in France
  • Physics: 39, 5th in France
  • Clinical Medicine: 45, 2nd in France
  • Mining and mineral engineering: 47, 3rd in France
  • Mathematics: 48, 7th in France

UGA in the world's top 100 in 11 disciplines

  • Geography: 51-75, 1st in France
  • Water Resources: 51-75, tied for 1st-3rd in France
  • Atmospheric Science: 51-75, tied for 3rd-5th in France
  • Ecology: 51-75, 7th in France
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 76-100, 1st in France
  • Computer Science & Engineering: 76-100, tied for 2nd-3rd in France
  • Oceanography : 76-100, 7-9 ex-aequo en France
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering: 76-100, 2nd in France
  • Automation & Control: 76-100, 4th in France
  • Environmental science and engineering: 76-100, 2nd in France
  • Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences: 76-100, 5th in France

UGA in the top 200 worldwide in 9 disciplines

  • Chemistry: 101-150, tied for 4th-5th in France
  • Energy science and engineering: 101-150, tied for 3rd-4th in France
  • Materials science and Engineering: 101-150, tied for 2nd-3rd in France
  • Agricultural sciences: 101-150, tied for 8th-10th in France
  • Civil Engineering: 151-200, 3rd in France
  • Instrument science and technology: 151-200, 2nd in France
  • Medical technology: 151-200, tied for 8th-10th France
  • Statistics: 151-200,  tied for 8th-12th in France
  • Mechanical engineering: 151-200, tied for 4th-10th in France

UGA in the top 300 worldwide in 7 disciplines

  • Biomedical Engineering: 201-300, tied for 5th-10th in France
  • Biological sciences: 201-300, tied for 12th-15th in France
  • Hospitality and tourism management: 201-300, 1st in France
  • Chemical engineering: 201-300, tied for 3rd-9th in France
  • Human biological sciences: 201-300, tied for 11th-13th in France
  • Public health: 201-300, tied for 5th-7th in France
  • Management: 201-300, tied for 7th-10th in France

UGA in the top 400 worldwide in 3 disciplines

  • Biotechnology: 301-400, tied for 14-19 in France
  • Economics: 301-400, tied for 13-19 in France
  • Psychology: 301-400, tied for 7-11 in France
Published on  June 4, 2021
Updated on August 26, 2021