Sapienza University of Rome ranks amongst the top Italian universities and shows a strong performance worldwide, too.
The 2014 edition of the Quacquarelli SymondsWorld University Rankings places Sapienza University in the top 200 in 21 subjects out of 30. In particular, the Physics and Astronomy Department now ranks 23rd, twenty positions better than in the previous edition.
Eight other areas (History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Civil and Structural Engineering, Pharmacy, Mathematics, Law and Statistics) made the top 100. Overall, the University also improved its Humanities ranking (climbing from the 101-150 category to 51-100) and Linguistics entered the top 200 list for the first time.
The QS ranking system assesses 62 Italian Universities, 20 of which have placed in the top 200 worldwide. Nationally, Sapienza ranks first for Statistics, Biology and Geography, while it comes second for History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Computer Studies, Chemistry, Mathematics, Communications and Law. The QS assessment also reveals that significant improvements have been made in Medicine, Economy and Environmental Science.
In the previous QS ranking (September 2013), Sapienza ranked amongst the first 200 universities worldwide, placing 196th (twenty positions higher than its 2012 ranking as 216th). At the national level, Sapienza was outdone only by the University of Bologna, but placed better than the Milan Statale e Politecnico, University of Pisa, University of Padua and the Turin Politecnico.
The QS rankings also take into account the Times Higher Education Alma Mater Index: Global Executives 2013 that assesses universities in terms of how many alumni are currently CEOs with the top 500 multinationals. In this case, Sapienza placed 33rd, second only to Bocconi University (32nd).