Shanghai Ranking 2020: University of Bordeaux in the world’s top 201-300 ranked universities

In the Shanghai Ranking for 2020, the University of Bordeaux maintains its position in the world’s top 201-300 universities and ranks 9th – 12th in France.

  • 08/09/2020

The new Shanghai Ranking for 2020 was published on August 15, 2020. In a climate of strong growth for French "experimental institutions", the University of Bordeaux distinguished itself in the subject-based ranking published in July, ranking in the world’s top 201-300 universities and maintaining its 9th -12th position in French university rankings.

According to President Manuel Tunon de Lara, this is "good news for the University of Bordeaux and all of its partners. It is also proof that our efforts to pool our research and innovation are paying off and that our institution maintains its position in the race alongside leading, world-class universities. However, he adds, the Shanghai Ranking does not take into account certain criteria, such as training or the professional insertion of graduates, which in my opinion are just as important for a university’s reputation. University rankings, such as the Shanghai Ranking, Leiden, U-Multirank and Times Higher Education rankings, are interesting tools for measuring and guiding our research policy. In addition, the media coverage of such rankings contributes to the international recognition of our institution.”

The Shanghai Ranking - ARWU

The Shanghai Ranking (or ARWU – Academic Ranking of World Universities) was published for the first time in 2003 and is the main system used for evaluating and comparing the quality of research universities. Out of more than 1,000 universities considered each year, the 500 best are included in the Shanghai Ranking.

The main evaluation criteria include the number of publications or citations in scientific journals (e.g. Nature and Science) and the number of awards such as Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals awarded to academics and graduates.

Progress for the University of Bordeaux in the subject-based Shanghai Ranking for 2020

The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) announced its latest edition on June 29. This year, the University of Bordeaux is ranked in 27 disciplines and is now included in the TOP 100 for two disciplines.

Three calls for projects awarded to the University of Bordeaux

The rankings are not the only recognition of the quality of research at the University of Bordeaux. In July 2020, the institution won three calls for projects in the space of a few days, rewarding its efforts in its transformation into a multidisciplinary research university with a European and international reputation.