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QS World University Rankings

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.

April 6, 2022: according to the new edition of theQS World University Rankings, the University of Padua is ranked among the top 100 in the world in 8 disciplines and in first place in Italy in 3 disciplines. Grouped into five broad subject areas, the QS World Ranking confirms Padua as among the top 250 universities worldwide according to the total number of disciplines covered.
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June 8, 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 22, 2023: according to the new edition of the QS World University Rankings by subjectUnipd 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.

Times Higher Education (THE)

October 2022: The Times Higher Education 2023 results of the World University Ranking (THE-WUR)  marks the University of Padua with improvements in its performance on a national level by gaining 3rd place out of the 55 Italian universities considered. At an international level, UniPD confirms its positioning in the 201st - 250th place range, despite the increase in the number of universities THE evaluated, which grew from 1,662 in the 2022 edition (published in September 2021) to 1799 in this edition.

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April 2022: The Impact Ranking places the University of Padua 76th in the world, climbing 23 positions from its 99th ranking in 2021.
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January 19, 2022: The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has published a list of the most international environments in the world, with Unipd as a new entry, ranked in 132nd place

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.

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, 2022: according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022, the 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.
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.