World university league table: field rankings

Snappily titled SJTU-ARWU Field rankings have just been published. These are the companion tables to the overall world rankings produced by the team at SJTU. Due to overwhelming demand it seems:

Since the first publication of Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2003, we have received numerous requests to provide ranking of world universities by broad subject fields/schools/colleges and by subject fields/programs/departments. In addition, many top Chinese universities are interested in learning their positions in the world by subjects. In response to the requests, we have been studying the possibility of ranking world universities by broad subject fields. This is the final results of 2008 Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields (ARWU – FIELD 2008); top 100 world universities in each of five broad subject fields are provided.

The University of Nottingham does rather well in three of these tables: top 30 in Clinical Medicine and Phamacy, Top 50 for Agricultural and Life Sciences, and the world’s Top 100 universities in the Social Sciences.