International ranking

Times Higher Education (THE)

Sepetmber 2, 2021: the British ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE)announced the best universities in the world. Compared to the previous edition, the University of Padua improved its positioning between the best 201st and 250th placed universities globallyand moving from fifth to fourth best universities in Italy. The quality of the result should also be assessed against the increase in the number of universities evaluated, from 1,527 to 1,662 worldwide and from 49 to 51 nationally. The ranks universities based on five indicators: Teaching, Research, Citations, Industry Income, and International Outlook.

April 21, 2021: Unipd is among the top 100 universities in the world and reached its highest achievement under SDG4 - Quality Education, ranking in 14th place worldwide. This important recognition is due tothe University’s commitment to the United Nations 17 Goals for Sustainable Development.

QS World University Rankings

June 2021: according to the new edition of the QS World University Rankings, the University of Padua ranks at 242nd place globally and in fourth place in Italy. The combination of results over the last three editions of the QS ranking system solidifies the University of Padua as one of the top 250 universities worldwide.

March 2021: according to the new edition of the QS World University Rankings by subject, the University of Padua confirmed as one of the Top200 universities in the world, covering all 5 broad subject areas, as well as 8 disciplines within the Top100 world ranking, and ranked first in Italy in 8 disciplines.

Center for World University Rankings – CWUR

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. 

June 2020: The University of Padua represents one of the best Italian environment for innovative studies and cutting-edge research, according also to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). In the recently published CWUR global university ranking 2020/2021, in fact, Padua ranks 164th in the world and second in Italy, after La Sapienza University of Rome. “Research Performance” is the CWUR highest ranked indicator for University of Padua, which ranks 108th globally in this specific metric.

Best Global Universities ranking

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

August 15, 2021: Academic Ranking of World Universitiespublished by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, the 2021 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is one of the most accredited international rating systems for evaluating universities and research bodies. Based in the People’s Republic of China, the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy agency scrutinized over 2000 universities, with only the best 1000 institutions making the list.
As such, the University of Padua sees prestigious results as it reaches between the top 151 and 200 institutions on a world scale and among the best Italian institutions alongside La Sapienza, the University of Milan, and the University of Pisa.

The ARWU ranking methodology is based on six distinct indicators. The two indicators relating to scientific productivity (N&S and PUB) drove the positive results published on behalf of the University of Padua.

2020: Excellent performance for the University of Padua in the 2020 evaluation of the Chinese agency Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, linked to the University of Shanghai. The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020, which takes into account more than 4000 universities from 90 countries around the world, evaluates universities "by discipline" in 5 different fields: natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social Sciences. The results of the survey, published on 29 June, put the University of Padua on the podium several times and among the best universities in the world.

In particular, Padua is first in Italy for:

• Water resources (23rd in the world)
• Agricultural Sciences (49th in the world)
• Telecommunications engineering (range 50-75 worldwide)
• Statistics (76-100)
• Medical technologies (50-75)
• Psychology (101-150), together with La Sapienza
• Earth Sciences (101-150)
• Ecology (151-200)
• Educational Sciences (151-200)

According to the Chinese ranking, there are many other subjects in which Unipd excels, among which we should note Physics, for which it ranks as second in Italy and 34th worldwide, and for Automation & Control (second and 38th).