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LU’s rating in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2024

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The University building. Photo: Mikael Risedal

The QS World University Rankings by subject announced on 10 April enable the University to see how we rate globally in our different subject areas.

The QS subject ranking is based on information that QS collects in different ways and does not include information that LU reports. The parameters included in the subject ranking are: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations, H-index and, for some subjects, International Research Network (IRN).

QS ranks five overall subject areas and 55 narrower subjects (grouped within the overall subjects) – music is a new subject area, (unfortunately LU is not included in this ranking).

What we can ascertain from this year’s rankings (previous years’ ranking in brackets):

  • LU is ranked in 39 (40) of the narrower subjects and the 5 overall subjects
  • LU’s number of subjects in the top 50 has fallen to 2 (3 last year).
  • LU’s number of subjects in the top 100 has fallen to 18 (19 last year).
  • LU’s best subjects are Environmental Sciences rated at number 28 (36) and Geography 29 (25)
  • LU has dropped out of the top 100 in the 5 overall subjects – Life Science & Medicine has the best rating at number 103 (89)
  • LU’s rating has fallen in 4 of 5 overall subjects. Only Arts & Humanities has improved its rating, rising to number 124 (138)

Read the full report: Subject Rankings 2024 | Top Universities

Find out more about the ranking methodology: How to use the QS World University Rankings by Subject | Top Universities