Vibrant MIT leads parade of global stars
30 September 2010
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology heads our life sciences ranking — the first half of which is comprised exclusively of institutions from the US, Canada and the UK.
MIT's triumph in this subject area will come as no surprise to those familiar with the institution: about a third of its on-campus research is in the area of life sciences and is supported by the US federal Department of Health and Human Services.
Although the top half of the life sciences table has only three countries represented, the bottom half offers a more varied geographical spread, with five institutions from Asia, five from Australia and five from continental Europe.
The highest-ranked institution outside the US, Canada or the UK is the Karolinska Institute of Sweden in 28th position, which celebrates its bicentennial this year. The institute and its partner hospital, the Karolinska University Hospital, together account for 30 per cent of the country's medical training.