The subjects ranked among the top hundred worldwide were geography (39), environmental science (40), social policy & administration (46) and sociology (49). Linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, media & communication studies, economics, chemistry and geology & oceanography were all ranked in the range 51 – 100.

Eleven subjects were also rated best in Sweden. According to QS, Stockholm University is the best nationally in anthropology, philosophy, geology & oceanography, linguistics, media & communication studies, modern languages, social policy & administration, sociology, chemistry and education.

QS Rankings are published annually by the British firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Universities and subjects are ranked nationally and internationally. Together with Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS is one of the most influential and trusted ranking lists.

Read more about the QS world university rankings by subject.

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