Aug. 10, 2018
UCalgary top 5 in ARWU Shanghai Subject Rankings
Medical categories rank high
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released its ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 on July 17, 2018. The University of Calgary ranked in the top five in Canada in 12 subject areas based on the Normalized Citation Impact Indicator category, and ranked in the top five in Canada in seven subject areas, based on the Publications Indicator.
UCalgary ranked best in public health (#1), clinical medicine (#2), and medical technology ( #3) in the Normalized Citation Impact Indicator category. Based on the Publications Indicator, UCalgary ranked best in energy science and engineering (#2), chemical engineering (#2), and veterinary science (#4).
In 2018, ARWU published its second round of subject ranking covering 54 subject areas (up from 52 last year). The relatively new subject ranking relies on Web of Science bibliometric data (InCites) and considers performance in five categories:
- top journal presence
- international collaboration
Category weightings vary from subject to subject. To be included in a subject ranking, universities need to have a minimum number of research publications during the period of 2012-16. The publication threshold is different for each subject. Web of Science categories are mapped to 54 academic subjects.
ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is an independent organization dedicating to research on higher education intelligence and consultation. It has been the official publisher of the Academic Ranking of World Universities since 2009.