The 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings' Life Sciences 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 100 universities for life sciences 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 100 universities for life sciences 2013-2014

Rank Institution Location Overall score
1 Harvard University United States
91.4
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
91.0
3 University of Oxford United Kingdom
90.3
4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
90.2
5 Stanford University United States
89.0
6 University of California, Berkeley United States
87.0
7 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
85.4
8 Princeton University United States
84.9
9 Yale University United States
84.2
10 Johns Hopkins University United States
83.3
10 Imperial College London United Kingdom
83.3
12 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
80.4
13 Columbia University United States
79.5
14 Cornell University United States
78.7
15 ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
77.7
16 Duke University United States
77.5
17 University of California, San Diego United States
77.3
18 University of California, Davis United States
76.3
19 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
74.7
20 University of Chicago United States
74.5
21 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
74.3
22 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands
74.1
23
University of British Columbia
Canada
73.3
24 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
72.7
25 University of Washington United States
70.3
26
University of Toronto
Canada
69.7
27
The University of Tokyo
Japan
69.6
28 University of Melbourne Australia
68.8
29 McGill University Canada
68.5
30 University of Queensland Australia Australia
68.0
31
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore
67.5
32 Kyoto University Japan
66.9
33 University of Michigan United States
66.8
34 University of Pennsylvania United States
65.7
35 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
65.1
36 Australian National University Australia
64.4
37 King's College London United Kingdom
63.9
38 Uppsala University Sweden
61.7
39 University of Minnesota United States
61.1
40 Ghent University Belgium
60.7
41 Osaka University Japan
60.5
42 University of Copenhagen Denmark
59.6
43 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States
58.8
44 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
58.4
44 New York University (NYU) United States
58.4
46 Michigan State University United States
58.2
47 University of Helsinki Finland
57.6
48 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany
56.9
48 Université de Lausanne Switzerland
56.9
48 University of California, Santa Barbara United States
56.9
51 University of Massachusetts United States
56.8
51 Boston University United States
56.8
53
Monash University
Australia
56.4
54 University of Dundee United Kingdom
56.1
55 University of Manchester United Kingdom
55.7
56 Ohio State University United States
55.3
57 University of California, Santa Cruz United States
55.0
57 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
55.0
59 KU Leuven Belgium
54.9
59 University of York United Kingdom
54.9
59 University of Sydney Australia
54.9
62 Pennsylvania State University United States
54.5
63 Utrecht University Netherlands
54.4
64 University of Zürich Switzerland
54.2
65 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
53.9
66 University of Western Australia Australia
53.8
67 Northwestern University United States
53.6
67 Lund University Sweden
53.6
69 Texas A&M University United States
53.3
69 University of Strasbourg France
53.3
69 Vanderbilt University United States
53.3
72 University of California, Riverside United States
53.2
73 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States
53.0
74 Karolinska Institute Sweden
52.6
75 Stockholm University Sweden
52.4
76 University of Montreal Canada
52.2
77 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Sweden
52.0
78 Technische Universität München Germany
51.8
79 University of Cape Town South Africa
51.6
80
Seoul National University
Republic of Korea
51.5
81 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
51.2
82 University of Florida United States
51.1
83 Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Republic of Korea
50.7
84 University of Bristol United Kingdom
50.4
85 University of Reading United Kingdom
50.2
86 Oregon State University United States
50.1
87 Purdue University United States
49.9
88 University of East Anglia United Kingdom
49.8
89 Aarhus University Denmark
49.4
90 Universität Basel Switzerland
49.2
91 University of Leeds United Kingdom
49.0
92 Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
48.9
93 University of São Paulo Brazil
48.5
94 Freie Universität Berlin Germany
48.4
95 University of Exeter United Kingdom
48.0
96 Tufts University United States
47.9
97 Stony Brook University United States
47.6
98 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
47.3
98 University of Utah United States
47.3
100 University of Adelaide Australia
47.2
100 University of Auckland New Zealand
47.2

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ Life Sciences subject ranking includes a wide range of narrower subject areas, defined by our data partners Thomson Reuters.

The full list of Life Sciences subjects used to create this ranking is:

  • Agriculture, Fisheries & Food
  • Anatomy & Morphology
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Ecology, Evolution & Environment
  • Entomology
  • Forestry
  • Genetics & Heredity
  • Immunology
  • Mycology
  • Palaeontology
  • Parasitology
  • Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  • Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Virology
  • Zoology
  • Life Sciences - Other topics