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Lund University best in Sweden in four subjects according to Times Higher Education 2024

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The University building. Photo: Kennet Ruona

On 26 October, Times Higher Education (THE) published its Rankings by Subject. Lund University does very well in comparison to higher education institutions around the world.

We are ranked best in Sweden in THE’s subject areas Law, Business and Economics, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities. Regarding Law, we are ranked 38th in the world.

Our ranking improved in seven of the eleven subjects and we are among the world’s top 100 universities in six subjects. Lund University is in the top 100 in THE’s rankings across the combined subject areas Humanities and Social Sciences.
Lund University is ranked in ten of eleven subjects and we are also in the top 20 in Europe in the subjects Law (14th) and Social Sciences (16th).

Lund University in the Times Higher Education Rankings by Subject 2024
FieldTHE rank 2024Rank in SwedenTHE rank 2023
Arts and Humanities891:st83
Business and Economics821:st86
Clinical and Health842:nd99
Computer Science251-3004:th (shared)401-500
Educationnot ranked not ranked
Life Sciences713:rd83
Physical Sciences101-1251:st (shared)96
Psychology201–2504:th (shared)201–250
Social Sciences531:st60


Times Higher Education (THE) has published annual university rankings since 2004. As a complement to the overall rankings, the major ranking institutes have also produced rankings by subject that can be used as a more effective way of raising profiles.

Compared with the broader total rankings, the subject rankings are narrower. A methodological advantage is that the structure is simpler and thus easier to understand and utilise. However, a disadvantage is that the base group for ranking by subject is smaller than for the total ranking, which makes the calculation of indicators less robust.

THE compiles and publishes an annual subject ranking each year and THE World University Rankings by Subject 2024 was released on 26 October 2026.