Iranian Universities among THE World University Rankings 2020 by Subject

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 11:27

Based on the Times Higher Education’s most recent university ranking by subject, 31 Iranian universities have been listed among top ones in the fields of life sciences, physical science, psychology, clinical, preclinical and health.

According to an ISCA report, on November 19, THE World University Rankings 2020 released the top 821 universities in life sciences; the top 1,054 universities in physical sciences; the top 494 universities in psychology; the top 775 universities in clinical, preclinical and health.

Based on the report, released by the THE World University Rankings 2020 official website, in life sciences methodology, The University of Cambridge tops the ranking for the first time under the current methodology (since 2011), knocking Harvard University down to second place.

The rest of the global top five remain unchanged from last year; the University of Oxford is third, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finishes fourth, and Stanford University sits at fifth.

In this field, Isfahan University of Technology ranked (501–600), while Bu-Ali Sina University, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, University of Guilan, Iran University of Medical Sciences, University of Isfahan, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Shahid Beheshti University, ​Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Shahrekord University, Shiraz University, University of Tabriz, University of Tehran and Urmia University all fell in the 601+ bracket.

In the fields of physical sciences methodology, Princeton University tops the ranking for a third consecutive year, while the California Institute of Technology climbs four places to second. The University of Chicago is the only new entry in the top 10, climbing two places to swap with Yale University and finish 10th. Meanwhile, Switzerland’s ETH Zurich is the only institution outside the UK and US to feature in this elite group, ranking eighth.

Top Iranian Universities by the Subject of Physical Sciences

Rank

Name of Universities

251–300

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology

301–400

Yasouj University

401–500

University of Kashan

501–600

Amirkabir University of Technology

501–600

Iran University of Science and Technology

601–800

Bu-Ali Sina University

601–800

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

601–800

University of Guilan

601–800

Isfahan University of Technology

601–800

University of Kurdistan

601–800

University of Mazandaran

601–800

Semnan University

601–800

Shahid Beheshti University

601–800

Sharif University of Technology

601–800

Shiraz University

601–800

Shiraz University of Technology

601–800

University of Tabriz

601–800

University of Tehran

801+

Alzahra University

801+

Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University

801+

University of Birjand

801+

University of Isfahan

801+

Kharazmi University

801+

K.N. Toosi University of Technology

801+

Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

801+

​Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz

801+

Shahrekord University

801+

Shahrood University of Technology

801+

Urmia University

801+

Yazd University

801+

University of Zanjan

Once again, in the field of psychology, Stanford University leads the ranking, while Princeton University climbs one place to take the second spot and the University of Pennsylvania rises two places to third. The only Iranian university which was listed in this field is University of Tehran (301–400).

In clinical, pre-clinical and health methodology, the University of Oxford leads the table for the ninth consecutive year, while Harvard, Cambridge, Imperial College London and Stanford still complete the top five.

Top Iranian Universities by the Subject of Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health Methodology

Ranks

Name of Universities

301–400

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

501–600

Iran University of Medical Sciences

501–600

Mashhad University of Medical Sciences

501–600

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

501–600

University of Tabriz

501–600

Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

601+

Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

601+

Shahed University

601+

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry Income (knowledge transfer).

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