For the second year in a row, the University of Belgrade confirmed its position as one of the 300 best universities in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), better known as the Shanghai List. Three more Serbian universities are listed in Global Ranking of Academic Subjects for the year 2017.
University of Belgrade
The University of Belgrade was first ranked on this list in 2012 as one of 500 best universities (places 401 to 500), and the rank has been going up since. In 2016, this university was between 201st and 300th place, the position that has been kept in 2017. It should be noted that in comparison with the last year 3 out of 6 indicators for ranking have higher scores in 2017.
In 2017, ARWU also introduced the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects where University of Belgrade is ranked in 17 different subjects. In the subject of Food Science and Technology, University of Belgrade is 35th best university in the world and 18th in Europe.
Other Serbian universities
The University of Niš ranked among 400 in the world in Mathematics, whereas the University of Novi Sad and the University of Kragujevac are among 500 best universities in this scientific field. The University of Novi Sad is also among 150 world’s best universities in Food Science and Technology.
What is “Shanghai List”?
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is published by an independent organization Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. ARWU uses objective indicators to rank world universities, such as the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers, the number of articles published in most relevant journals, etc. More than 1200 universities are ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published in the list of best universities in the world.