The list is topped by Harvard University followed by University of Cambridge and University of Oxford. Among Swedish universities, Karolinska Institutet is ranked first at place 25 and Stockholm University is found at place four.

The Times Higher Education (THE) subject ranking uses the same performance indicators as the flagship World University Rankings but are recalibrated with different weightings to validate each field. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is a global performance table that assess research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outreach.

Stockholm University in the 2018 Times Higher Education Life sciences subject ranking

Stockholm University in world ranking tables