The THE subject ranking uses the same 13 performance indicators as the flagship World University Rankings but are recalibrated with different weightings to suit each field.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is a global performance table that judges research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

For 2016, Stockholm University is at position 82 in "Arts & humanities", which is one position up from 2015, and eleven steps up compared to 2014.