The QS World University Rankings, a leading organization for international rankings, rated the world’s top universities by subject area, and placed Stony Brook University’s Physics and Astronomy program in the top 100, coming in at #85, up from #89 in 2021. Four other subjects placed in the top 200 — Mathematics (#123), Geology (#150-200), Geophysics (#151-200) and in the broad subject area of Natural Sciences (#165).
A total of 1,543 institutions were ranked across 51 subject areas. QS ranks universities by subject based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper, and an H-index, which attempts to measure the impact and quality of work published by scientists and scholars. Weightings vary by discipline.
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View the complete QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.