The Times Higher Education World University Rankings' Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health table judges world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The ranking of the world's top 50 universities for clinical and health subjects employs 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

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Top 50 clinical, pre-clinical and health universities

Rank Institution Location Overall score
1 Harvard University United States
93.3
2 Stanford University United States
91.0
3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
90.3
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom
90.2
5 Imperial College London United Kingdom
88.5
6 Yale University United States
88.0
7 Johns Hopkins University United States
87.9
8 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
87.7
9 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
86.6
9 Columbia University United States
86.6
11 University of California, Berkeley United States
86.5
12
University of Toronto
Canada
85.7
13 University of Washington United States
85.5
14 Duke University United States
84.9
15 University of Michigan United States
83.3
16 University of Pennsylvania United States
82.9
17 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States
82.6
18 University of Melbourne Australia
81.9
19 McGill University Canada
81.4
20 Washington University in St Louis United States
81.1
21 Karolinska Institute Sweden
80.5
22
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
77.8
23 University of Chicago United States
77.7
24 University of Pittsburgh United States
77.2
25 University of Sydney Australia
76.5
26 University of California, San Diego United States
75.6
27 King's College London United Kingdom
75.5
28 Cornell University United States
74.3
29
University of British Columbia
Canada
73.6
30 McMaster University Canada
73.4
31
Monash University
Australia
72.9
32 Emory University United States
72.8
33 Boston University United States
72.6
34 Tufts University United States
71.1
35 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
70.9
36 University of Massachusetts United States
70.7
37
The University of Tokyo
Japan
69.6
38 Vanderbilt University United States
69.0
39
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore
67.8
40 University of Adelaide Australia
66.9
41 University of California, Irvine United States
66.8
42 University of Queensland Australia Australia
66.4
43 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
66.2
44 Northwestern University United States
65.4
45 University of Manchester United Kingdom
65.2
47 University of Alberta Canada
64.1
47 University of Auckland New Zealand
64.1
49 University of Barcelona Spain
63.8
50 University of Montreal Canada
63.7
50 University of Southern California United States
63.7

Saving lives, revolutionising medicine

27 October 2010

European and North American universities lead the top 50 table for clinical, pre-clinical and health-related subjects.

This dominance is unsurprising, given that these regions account for more than 90 per cent of all Nobel laureates in physiology and medicine.

Harvard University, which claims first place, saw one of its academics share the most recent Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Jack W. Szostak, a professor of genetics, was honoured alongside Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (seventh in this table) and Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California, San Francisco.

The highest-rated Asian university in this category is the University of Hong Kong, the territory's oldest higher education institution.