The University of Bordeaux holds its place in the Shanghai 2021 thematic ranking

The new edition of the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) was published on May 26th 2021. The University of Bordeaux shows relatively stable results.

  • 07/06/2021

Created in 2009, the Shanghai GRAS ranks universities in 54 disciplines divided into five major themes: Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences. All disciplines combined, 82 French institutions feature in the 2021 ranking.  

2021 results for the University of Bordeaux

Global Ranking of Academic Subject

Relatively stable results for the University of Bordeaux

This year, the University of Bordeaux appears in 26 disciplines of the ranking and is now present in the world TOP 75 in two disciplines: Agricultural Sciences (51-75) and Mathematics (51-75). These results are consistent with the 2020 edition, where the institution was ranked in a total of 27 disciplines.

The university again appears in the TOP 150 in five disciplines: Food Science & Technology, Ecology, Oceanography, Human Biological Sciences and Medical Technology.

The list of French winners in a nutshell

Of the 82 French institutions ranked, 41 appear in the TOP 100 in at least one discipline, compared to 37 in the 2020 edition. The University of Paris-Saclay ranks among the top 100 universities in the world in 25 disciplines and is the world leader in mathematics. Sorbonne University features in the TOP 100 for 19 disciplines and Grenoble-Alpes University for 18 disciplines.

GRAS: Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) is based on five criteria:

  •  the number of publications in high profile journals (Q1)
  •  the impact factor of publications by the institution (CNCI)
  •  the percentage of publications co-authored internationally (IC)
  •  the number of publications in the best scientific journals and conferences in each field (TOP)
  •  the total number of faculty at each institution who received an academic award in their discipline (AWD)

This thematic ranking is to be distinguished from the general Shanghai ranking, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).