Stockholm University ranks as the fifth best university in the world within Environmental Science, according to the 2016 edition of Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Photo: Agneta Hollström

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Stockholm University fifth in the world in Environmental Science

Beats Oxford University in one of the world´s most important university rankings


The 2016 edition of Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), better known as Shanghai Ranking, have expanded subject rankings from five to seven. Stockholm University brings home fifth place in Environmental Science & Engineering.

The Shanghai Ranking, which measures the quality of research according to eight different indicators, is generally viewed as one of the world´s three most important university rankings, along side QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. By earning a fifth place in the new subject Environmental Science & Engineering Stockholm University becomes the only Swedish university in the top 20 in any subject. There are a total of seven subjects.

"This is an impressive achievement and confirms Stockholm University's position among the international elite within environmental science," says Line Gordon, deputy director and deputy science director at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

"It further shows that the university's investment in transdisciplinary research institutions like ourselves, the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry and the Baltic Sea Centre is paying off," she continues.

Top four in Environmental Science & Engineering is Stanford at 737 points, University of Wageningen (Netherlands) at 730 points, Berkeley, 723 points and Harvard, 674 points. Stockholm scores 655 followed by Oxford at 627 points.

Read more about the Shanghai ranking, the various subject rankings and the methodology here.

Published: 2016-06-17

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