Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects: UGA in the top group of French universities

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On the  July 10, 2020
View of the scientific Presqu'île and the synchrotron © Pierre Jayet
View of the scientific Presqu'île and the synchrotron © Pierre Jayet
Ranked 19 times in the top 100, including 6 times in the top 50 of the 2020 Global Rankings of Academic Subjects of the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and 1st French university in 7 subjects, Université Grenoble Alpes is one of the leading French universities. This ranking acknowledges the quality of the research carried out in UGA's laboratories, and also recognizes the effectiveness of the university clustering strategy implemented in Grenoble and at the national level, with 18 French universities making it into the world's top 50 this year.
The 2020 Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects classifies institutions according to 5 fields - Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences – which are divided into 54 subjects.

ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university.

The UGA is the 1st French university in 7 subjects

  • Metallurgical Engineering: 18, 1st in France
  • Computer Science & Engineering: 51-75, 1st in France
  • Geography: 51-75, 1st in France
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 76-100, 1st ex-aequo in France
  • Water Resources: 51-75, 1st ex-aequo in France
  • Civil Engineering: 151-200, 1st in France
  • Hospitality and tourism management: 201-300, 1st ex-aequo in France
Out of the 54 subjects that were evaluated, the UGA is ranked 38 times: it appears 6 times in the top 50, 13 times in the top 100, 10 times in the top 200 and 7 times in the top 300.

The UGA is in the top 50 in 6 subjects

  • Earth Sciences: 25, 4th in France
  • Remote Sensing: 34, 2nd in France
  • Metallurgical Engineering: 18, 1st in France
  • Mining and mineral engineering: 48, 3rd in France
  • Physics: 39, 6th in France
  • Clinical Medicine: 45, 3rd in France

UGA is in the top 100 in 13 subjects

  • Computer Science & Engineering: 51-75, 1st in France
  • Geography: 51-75, 1st in France
  • Atmospheric Science: 51-75, 3rd in France
  • Mathematics: 51-75, 9th in France
  • Ecology: 51-75, 7th in France
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 76-100, 1st ex-aequo in France
  • Water Resources: 51-75, 1st ex-aequo in France
  • Oceanography: 76-100, 6th ex-aequo in France
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering: 76-100, 2nd in France
  • Automation & Control - 76-100, 3rd ex-aequo in France
  • Chemistry: 76-100, 3rd ex-aequo in France
  • Environmental science and engineering: 76-100, 2nd ex-aequo in France
  • Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences: 76-100, 3rd ex-aequo in France

UGA is in the top 200 in 10 subjects

  • Energy science and engineering: 101-150, 2nd in France
  • Materials science and Engineering: 101-150, 3-5 ex-aequo in France
  • Agricultural sciences: 101-150, tied for 8th in France
  • Civil Engineering: 151-200, 1st in France
  • Instrument science and technology: 151-200, 2nd ex-aequo in France
  • Biomedical Engineering: 151-200, 3rd ex-aequo in France
  • Biological sciences: 151-200, 6th ex-aequo in France
  • Medical technology: 151-200, 7th ex-aequo in France
  • Statistics: 151-200, 8th ex-aequo in France
  • Mechanical engineering: 151-200, 11th ex-aequo in France

UGA is in the top 300 in 7 subjects

  • Hospitality and tourism management: 201-300, 1st ex-aequo in France
  • Telecommunication engineering: 201-300, 4th ex-aequo in France
  • Chemical engineering: 201-300, 5th ex-aequo in France
  • Human biological sciences: 201-300, tied for 12th in France
  • Public health: 201-300, 5th ex-aequo in France
  • Psychology: 201-300, 4th ex-aequo in France
  • Management: 201-300, 7th ex-aequo in France

Find the full 2020 Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects on the website
www.shanghairanking.com
Published on  July 21, 2020
Updated on July 21, 2020