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Shanghai Ranking: Our department among the Top 50 worldwide!

As one of the top European departments, we are ranked well within the top 50 worldwide in this year's Shanghai Ranking.

According to the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017, our department is one of the top 50 institutions in the field of "Communication" in the world. Looking at European universities, we are well-placed as the ninth-best ranked department on the continent, besides the University of Amsterdam (ASCoR, ranked 4th), VU Amsterdam (16th), LMU Munich (21st), University of Zurich (23rd) or the University of Oxford (36th).

The institutional ranking is yet again led by Harvard University (USA), while the University of Vienna is ranked in the region between Top 150-200. The Shanghai Ranking is strongly led by research indicators and based on the number of papers authored by an institution in a specific subject, significant award wins by staff members, number of citations, the percentage of internationally collaborated papers as well as the number of publications in highly-ranked, international peer-reviewed top journals. In total, institutions were ranked in 52 subjects across all sciences for the 2017 ranking.

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