Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is in the top ten of Italian universities in terms of the number of disciplinary areas ranked by the twelfth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, prepared by the analysts of Quacquarelli Symonds. The analysis, conducted on a total of 15,200 university programs at 1,543 universities in 88 locations throughout the world, evaluated 51 disciplines grouped into five major subject areas: "Arts & Humanities"; "Engineering & Technology"; "Life Sciences & Medicine"; "Natural Sciences"; "Social Sciences & Management".
There are three macro-areas in which the disciplines of Università Cattolica are evaluated: "Arts & Humanities", "Social Sciences & Management", "Life Sciences & Medicine". Among this year's novelties is the advancement of the University in "Arts & Humanities", where it gains 15 positions, moving from 182nd place in 2021 to the current 167th. In particular, it is worth noting the debut of Università Cattolica in the "Classics & Ancient History" subject area, where it is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world. "Law", "Modern Languages", "Philosophy", "Psychology" and "Theology" (101-130) confirm their position in the rankings 101-150. As regards the "Life Sciences & Medicine" area, "Agriculture & Forestry" and "Nursing" climb the world rankings. The first is positioned in the 101-150 range, the second in the 51-100 range, making it the first in Italy.
The QS World University Rankings by Subjects is created by taking into consideration a number of indicators. These include the Citations per paper parameter, where Università Cattolica achieves the best scores for scientific productivity in the areas of "Nursing" (98.6), "Medicine" (91.5), "Agriculture & Forestry" (88.5), "Social Sciences & Management" (81.4) and "Communication & Media Studies" (80.3). Other indicators are Academic Reputation, which indicates the university institutions most appreciated by the global academic community; Employer Reputation, the evaluation that employers give to graduates based on their university of origin; the H-index, the impact of scientific production, and the International Research Network (IRN), which measures the ability of a university to establish forms of collaboration in the field of research.
The QS data also confirm the "fully satisfactory" rating, with the consequent accreditation of all the degree courses at Università Cattolica, expressed by the evaluation expert commissioners of the ANVUR, following the visit carried out in the spring of last year.