QS discipline rankings 2022: France excels in social sciences

In the QS World University Ranking 2022 by discipline, France remains in a good place. Among the hexagonal nuggets, there are different types of institutions: Sorbonne University, Insead, Sciences po Paris or the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris.

French higher education continues to shine according to the 12th edition of the 51 thematic rankings of the British group Quacquarelli Symonds, published on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Like Italy, France six establishments that are ranked among the top ten in the world of its discipline, making it the 9th best higher education system in the world.

In total, this publication presents 462 university programs offered by 75 French institutions. Strengths French higher education? As in the previous edition, the sectors arts, humanities and social sciences.

Thereby, The National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris (CNSMDP) has risen to 4th place in the “Performing Arts” ranking, making it our third best program. Another flagship of French excellence, Vatel moved up eight spots to 11th in the Hospitality and Leisure Management programs.

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Sorbonne University “the strongest educational institution in France”

“GloballySorbonne University is the strongest educational institution in France“, analyzes QS. It ranks 37th out of 51 rankings, including 26th in the world top 100 rankings, performing well in the areas “classical studies and ancient history”, where she is 7th but also in geophysics, modern languages, mathematics or geology. This makes it the 5th best European university.

Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University highlighted on the right side ranks 18th in the world and is also included Top 10 Classical Studies and Ancient History Programs, next to the Sorbonne University. Likewise, departmentsarcheology of these two universities are in the top 50.

But the French institution that is improving the most is the Université Paris-Saclay. : It advances in each classified subject by an average of 51 positions and is in the top 100 in eight programs.

Business schools and Sciences in Paris remain on the level

Two of the top ten business schools in the world are French. : In the Business & Management category, Insead is ranked 2nd behind Harvard Business School and HEC Paris is 10th. France also has 4 of the top 100 accounting and finance programs.

For political and international studies, Sciences po Paris is ranked 3rd in Politics and International Studies. and 20th in social policy and governance.

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PSL, Polytechnic Institute of Paris and Sorbonne University in the top 20 in mathematics

In scientific and technical disciplines, French universities take up less space. AT math is goodsince the PSL University is ranked 12th, the Polytechnic Institute of Paris is 14th and the Sorbonne University is 18th.

Note also the 35th place of the University of Paris-Saclay in the field of “Agriculture and Forestry”, while AgroParisTech was ranked 4th in the discipline in the previous edition.

Top 19 French institutions in their discipline

Rating 2022 institution Discipline Rating 2021
2 INTERNAL Business and management 2 (+0)
3 political science Politics and International Studies 2 (-1)
4 National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris (CNSMDP) performing arts 5 (+1)
7 Sorbonne University Classical studies and ancient history 6 (-1)
eleven Vatel School Hotel Hospitality and Leisure Management 19 (+8)
ten HEC Paris Business and management 9 (-1)
ten University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Classics and ancient history 12 (+2)
12 PSL University Mathematics 13 (+1)
fourteen Polytechnic Institute of Paris Mathematics
fifteen Sorbonne University geophysics 32 (+17)
sixteen Sorbonne University Modern languages 18 (+2)
eighteen University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Straight 20 (+2)
eighteen PSL University Statistics and operational research 20 (+2)
eighteen Sorbonne University Mathematics 29 (+11)
eighteen Sorbonne University Geology 34 (+16)
nineteen National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon performing arts 51–100
nineteen HEC Paris Accounting and finance 20 (+1)
nineteen University of Paris-Saclay Mathematics 86 (+67)
20 political science Social policy and management 21 (+1)

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