UGA moves ever upwards in the QS 2022 thematic rankings, entering the top 50 for three disciplines

International, Research, Training
On the  April 7, 2022
In the 2022 edition of the QS World university rankings by subject, UGA is ranked in the top 50 for three disciplines in the major field of Natural Sciences, where it is placed 71st in the world. In these rankings, which evaluate the international standing and scientific quality of higher education institutions around the world, UGA comes in 33rd in Geology, 34th in Geophysics, and 41st in Earth and Marine Sciences.
UGA is therefore among the leading French universities: It is the 6th French university globally, and the first university outside Paris in Natural Sciences after Sorbonne University (14th), PSL (17th), Université Paris Saclay (20th), Institut Polytechnique de Paris (22nd) and Université de Paris (58th).

This positive classification is in large part thanks to the unversity's impressive research teams, coupled with its effective scientific policy developed in close collaboration with the national research organizations present in the Grenoble Alpes region.

Methodology of the QS thematic ranking

The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world's top universities in five broad areas, one of them being Natural Sciences, covering 51 subjects. These rankings are designed to help prospective students identify the world's best universities in their chosen field, in response to the high demand for subject comparisons.

Each subject area ranking is compiled from four sources. The first two are QS' global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess the international reputation of institutions in each subject area. The other two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per article and the h-index in the subject area. These data come from Elsevier's Scopus database, the most comprehensive research citation database in the world.

UGA's ranking by major fields

  • Natural sciences: 71 (+28*)
  • Engineering and technology: 137 (+69*)
  • Life sciences and medicine : 250 (+44*)
  • Arts and humanities : 310 (+55*)
  • Social sciences and management: 450
*Number of places gained compared to the 2021 thematic QS ranking

UGA's ranking by theme

  • Geology (new 2021): 33
  • Geophysics (new 2021): 34
  • Earth & Marine Sciences: 41
  • Physics & Astronomy: 128
  • Biological Sciences: 134
  • Chemistry: 142
  • Mathematics: 144
  • Environmental Studies: 150
  • Engineering - Civil and Structural: 150
  • Materials Science: 150
  • Linguistics: 200
  • Computer Science & Information Systems: 200
  • Engineering - Electrical and Electronic: 200
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology: 250
  • Modern Languages: 250
  • Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing: 250
  • Economics & Econometrics: 350
Published on  April 7, 2022
Updated on April 7, 2022