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QS World University Rankings

April 10, 2024:  the University of Padua confirms its academic prestige in the 2024 edition of the QS Rankings by Subject category. Within the macro-disciplinary areas, Natural Sciences makes a triumphant entry into the top 100 in the world, placing the University of Padua in 97th place for the first time. 

March 22, 2023: according to the new edition of the QS World University Rankings by subject Unipd placed first for those interested in studying Anatomy and Physiology, Geophysics, and Statistics in Italy. Across the top 100 universities in the world, QS marked Unipd first in 10 academic subjects. Across the top 200 universities in the world UniPD is included in 4 scientific macro-areas out of the 5 listed.

QS Europe University Ranking

September 2023Debuting a new specific ranking scheme, the QS agency evaluated 690 European institutions from 42 independent states for which 52 universities are considered. Within this specified ranking scheme, Padua places in the 13th percentile for the best European universities. The solidarity and quality of international research developed by those at the University of Padua with other European institutions is marked by the International Research Network indicator (measures and evaluates studies published with foreign co-authors), positioning Padua in second place in Italyand 49th place across Europe. The University of Padua ranks 89th at a Southern European levelfourth in Italy

QS Sustainability Ranking

December 2023: according the 2nd edition of QS  Sustainability Ranking, the University of Padua is ranked 110th in the world and 2nd in Italy.

October 26, 2022: according to the QS Sustainability Ranking the University of Padua ranks 61st in the world, and first in Italy. The University of Padua ranks 89th in the world for its Sustainable Education indicator and the 85th world for its Sustainable Institution indicator. Unipd also has a good performance in terms of social impact, with 118th position in the world in the Quality of Life and the 124th position in the Equality indicator.

Times Higher Education (THE)

September 2023: The results of the World University Ranking prepared by the international ranking agency Times Higher Education (THE-WUR) confirm the University of Padua top performance at a global level by placing it in the 201-250 range. 
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June 2023: Unipd obtains its best result in SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being. Ranking 33rd placein the world (improving from 47th position in 2022) SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being measures universities’ research on key diseases and conditions, their support for healthcare professions, and the health of students and staff. The second best results are in SDG 4 - Quality of Education. Here, Padua ranks in 35th placebased on its contribution to early years and lifelong learning, pedagogy research and its commitment to inclusive education. Padua’s third best position is in SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, where Padua ranks 54th in the world. This index evaluates environmental sustainability practices and the commitment to enhance the historical, artistic and cultural heritage.
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NTU Ranking

August 26, 2021: More great news for the University of Padua from the international ranking agency NTU Ranking as it ranks number 99 globally and first in Italy. NTU Ranking (National Taiwan University) certifies theproductivity and quality of scientific production, based on indicators measuring scientific papers published by university professors and researchers under different fields and subjects.
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Center for World University Rankings – CWUR

April 2022: The University of Padua ranks in second place among all Italian universities (after Sapienza University of Rome) and in 170th place globally according to the international rankings published by the Center for World University Rankings – CWUR 2022/2023.
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May 2021: In the recently published CWUR global university ranking 2021/2022 Padua ranks 165th in the world and second in Italy, after La Sapienza University of Rome. 

Best Global Universities ranking

2022: Unipd’s excellent standing in the US news Best Global Universities Ranking. The American newspaper US News & World Report cites the University of Padua in 119th place among all universities, and reconfirming it in 2nd place among all Italian universities.

2021: A good performance from Padua in the 2021 edition of the Best Global Universities Rankings, created by the American newspaper "US News & World Report": Unipd reached to 114th place in the 2021 global ranking (the previous edition was 116th), and at 2nd place among all Italian universities, tied with Sapienza of Rome.

The ranking is based on the data of about 1,500 universities in over 80 countries worldwide. The data considers both qualitative parameters, such as reputation in the scientific field, and quantitative indicators, such as publications, citations and international collaborations.

Best Global Universities for Gastroenterology and Hepatology 

The three University of Padua Schools includes those specialising in Diseases of Cardiovascular Apparatus Diseases of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Digestive Diseases. Included with the University of Padua’s Graduate School of Digestive System Diseaseseight Italian universities have been ranked among the world’s top 100 Best Global Universities for Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2021.

The American company, US News and World Report publishes the prestigious ranking of organizations and derives rankings through its analyses. The ranking in question analyses the reputation of various medical disciplines among 1748 academic institutions within 86 different nations, including 58 Italian universities, by evaluating the quality of their academic performance.

UI GreenMetric World University Rankings

As part of the 2020 edition of the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, the ranking that evaluates academic institutions based on to practice and performance in the field of sustainability, the University of Padua recorded an important result, ranking at the 157th position worldwide and improving by over 150 positions compared to 2019.

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

July 2022: the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy agency announced the results of their annual ranking of universities by subject. The results confirm excellent international results for the University of Padua in four subjects: Water Resources (26th in the world - fourth consecutive year in the top 30), Veterinary Science (35th in the world), Physics (35th in the world) and Agricultural Sciences (44th in the world). The results confirm that Padua is the best university in Italy for students interested in building a professional future in these areas. Similarly, UniPD is among the top 100 universities in the world for Automation & Control (range 51-75), Telecommunication Engineering (range 76-100) and Medical Technology (range 76-100) areas.
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August 15, 2023: according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023the University of Padua confirmed its performance, remaining between 151st and 200th place worldwide and reaching the top ranking in Italy along with La Sapienza, the University of Milan and the University of Pisa. Driving the University of Padua’s excellent results include the two indicators related to scientific productivity (N&S and PUB) and to the number of Highly Cited Researchers.