Geography (23), Environmental Science (27), Sociology (35) and Linguistics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geological and Marine Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Media and Communications, Economics and Law (51- 100) all ranked within the top one hundred.

Stockholm University performs even better this year than in 2014, when eight subjects were represented on the same list.

Stockholm University's placement in the major rankings

QS World University Rankings by Subject

QS Rankings are published annually by the British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The ranking contains both international and national ranking tables and is considered one of the three most widely used and influential university rankings in the world, along with the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Between 2004-2009, university rankings were published by magazine Times Higher Education in collaboration with research firm QS Ltd. Since 2010 rankings are carried out by QS alone. QS presents a range of lists, ranking both universities and specific subjects.

QS Quacquarelli Symonds was founded in 1990 and is a global provider of information, research and solutions in higher education.