In the disciplinary sector "Classics & Ancient History", the Scuola Normale ranks fourth worldwide and second in Italy (last year the rankings were sixth and second respectively), thanks exclusively to the reputation interviews, which in this individual discipline account for 100%.
PISA, 23rd March 2023. The Scuola Normale Superiore ranks fourth worldwide and second in Italy In the disciplinary sector "Classics & Ancient History". This is the outcome of the 2023 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the rankings published by the Quacquarelli Symonds Agency that annually assess universities around the world, also in the individual disciplinary sectors.
In the 2023 edition, the QS agency reviewed 1594 universities in 161 countries, assessing the institutions in 54 disciplines, subdivided into 5 macro-sectors, on the basis of indicators such as reputation and number of citations: Natural Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Arts & Humanities, Life Sciences & Medicine, Social Sciences & Management.
"As has already been stated in the past, the QS ranking is confirmed as not being particularly suitable for bringing out the characteristics of the Scuola Normale, as it does not take into particular consideration the size of an institution in the drawing up of the final score”, claims a statement issued by the Director's Office of the Scuola Normale. “This is naturally to the disadvantage of our university, which, albeit with a considerably lower number of researchers and students than those of most other universities, is able to achieve excellent academic performance in terms of quality of research and teaching. Nonetheless, in the disciplinary sector "Classics & Ancient History", the Scuola Normale ranks 4th worldwide and 2nd in Italy (last year it ranked 6th worldwide and 2nd in Italy), thanks exclusively to the reputation interviews, which in this individual discipline account for 100%”.
First worldwide in this disciplinary sector is the Università La Sapienza of Rome.