Academic subjects on Viikki Campus, University of Helsinki, rank high in the Shanghai Global Ranking

In Shanghai Ranking’s latest Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, those subjects studied in the Viikki Campus units of the University of Helsinki were highly evaluated. Ecology, biological sciences, and nanoscience & nanotechnology scored higher than in 2021, ecology being 26th in the world.

Academic subjects studied on Viikki Campus of the University of Helsinki have again been ranked high in Shanghai Ranking’s latest Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Many academic subjects of the ranking, such as pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, as well as nanoscience and nanotechnology, span campus and unit borders.


Shanghai Ranking: Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022
Subject 2021 2022
Agricultural Sciences 46 46
Biological Sciences 76–100 51–75
Biotechnology 43 49
Ecology 42 26
Environmental Science and Engineering 76–100 76–100
Food Science and Technology 76–100 76–100
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 301–400 201–300
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 44 50
Veterinary Sciences 51–75 51–75

The numbers indicate where a certain academic subject in the University of Helsinki is placed amongst the respective academic subjects in other universities all over the world.

Shanghai Ranking

Shanghai Ranking began to publish world university ranking by academic subjects in 2009. The 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects contains rankings of universities in 54 subjects across Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. More than 1,800 out of 5,000 universities across 96 countries and regions are finally listed in the rankings. The GRAS rankings use a range of objective academic indicators and third-party data to measure the performance of world universities in respective subjects, including research output, research influence, international collaboration, research quality, and international academic awards.