US News 2019 Best Global Universities Rankings: the University of Padova is the best Italian university

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On October 30, 2018, U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings for more than 30 years, announced the 2019 Best Global Universities rankings. In its fifth year, the rankings evaluate 1,250 schools across 75 countries, providing the most comprehensive assessment of research universities around the world.

In the newest edition of the Best Global Universities list the University of Padova earns eighteen positions, moving from 140 to 122 place worldwide and winning the first place in Italy, along with the University of Bologna.

Based on Web of Science data and InCites metrics provided by Clarivate Analytics, the Best Global Universities methodology weighs factors that measure a university's global and regional research reputation and academic research performance. For the overall rankings, this includes bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration. Each subject ranking has its own methodology based on academic research performance and reputation in that specific area.

The University of Padova confirms its outstanding performance for the Research productivity and impact, reaching the top 100 of the world universities in the following indicators: “Publications”, “Total Citations” and “Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited”

Across the 22 subject rankings, the University of Padova obtains the best results in the “Space Science” area, where it ranks 23rd worldwide and enters the top100 global universities for Agricultural Sciences (78), Engineering (80) and Physics (89).