The University of Helsinki places within the top 100 universities in the world in 19 subjects, according to the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the international Shanghai Ranking. In nine subjects the University of Helsinki ranks in top 50.
Among the top ranked subjects are Dentistry & Oral Sciences (ranked 24th), Atmospheric Science (35) and Ecology (39).
This release contains rankings of universities in 54 subjects across Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. In total, more than 4000 universities were ranked. Universities from the United States top the ranking, taking number one position in 31 subjects. The best performing institution is Harvard University.
Ranking indicators include measures of research quality, extent of international collaboration, research with top quality, and the highest academic recognitions.