19 May 2017

According to the 2017 Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR)  rankings by subject, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is the best place in the world to study ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology subject rankings:

World rankInstitutionScore
1University College London100.00
2Harvard University96.91
3Johns Hopkins University96.26
4University of Melbourne92.91
5National University of Singapore91.27
6University of Sydney89.56
7University of Southern California86.83
8University of Miami86.72
9University of California, Los Angeles86.57
10University of California, San Diego85.70

The UCL Faculty of Brain Science, which the Institute belongs to, is also the best place to study behavioural studies and experimental psychology whilst also being the second best place globally to study neurosciences, neuroimaging, multidisciplinary psychology and clinical neurology, with many other brain sciences subjects featuring in the top 10:

  • First: ophthalmology, behavioural studies and experimental psychology
  • Second: neurosciences, neuroimaging, multidisciplinary psychology and clinical neurology
  • Third: linguistics and psychology
  • Fifth: psychiatry
  • Sixth: psychoanalysis psychology
  • Tenth: developmental psychology

CWUR is unique in that is measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research, without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

The CWUR Rankings by Subject rank the world’s leading universities in 227 subject categories, based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals. Data is obtained from Clarivate Analytics (previously the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters).

Other metrics used to create the rankings include publication influence and citations, patents, quality of faculty members, including Nobel Prize and other prize winners, alumni employment and quality of education.