In 2018, the University of Poitiers confirmed its position in the prestigious Shanghai ranking, which recognizes the top 1,000 higher education and research institutions among 17,000 worldwide.
Within this Shanghai ranking, the University of Poitiers confirms its position in the top 800 for global research, alongside the French universities of Nantes and Nice in particular. On a French scale, the University of Poitiers ranks 25th out of 300 French higher education and research institutions and 20th out of 70 French universities.
The University of Poitiers stands out for the number of scientific publications indexed in scientific journal databases between 2013 and 2017, on which it ranks 17th out of 70 French universities.
From a thematic point of view, the University of Poitiers distinguishes itself in 5 disciplines by ranking in the world’s top 500:
mathematics: top 400
earth sciences: top 500
mechanical engineering: top 300
chemical engineering: top 500
psychology: top 500
This distinction in one of the most widely distributed international rankings in the world contributes to strengthening the international recognition of the University of Poitiers’ teaching and research.
International Ranking: Leiden Ranking
In 2018, for the second year in a row, the University of Poitiers was one of the Higher Education Institutions honored by the International CWTS Leiden Ranking on Research.
938 universities from 55 countries are included in this ranking, out of more than 17,000 worldwide. In France, only 27 establishments out of more than 200 are represented in this ranking. In the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, the two outstanding universities are the University of Bordeaux and the University of Poitiers.
With 1,396 publications selected over the 2013-2016 period, the University of Poitiers ranks 745th in the world and maintains its 21st place among the French universities ranked. Of these 1,396 publications, 130 are among the top 10% cited in the world and 12 among the top 1% cited in the world.
In terms of scientific impact, the University of Poitiers stands out particularly in physical sciences and engineering (16th in France and 533rd in the world), life and earth sciences (21st in France), mathematics and computer science (22nd in France) and biomedical and health sciences (22nd in France).
The University of Poitiers stands alongside the best French universities
Only 39 French higher education institutions are included in the 2017-2018 edition of the international QS ranking published on 8 June 2017. Among these 39 institutions, the University of Poitiers is ranked 32nd and comes 26th in France.
The L’Étudiant Magazine ranking of student-friendly cities
In 2018, Poitiers ranked 2nd in its category (large cities). It is one of the few small cities able to compete with larger cities. In the overall ranking, Poitiers remains in 12th place.
Education, student life and living environment, the assets of Poitiers
Among the criteria selected by L’Étudiant Magazine, education, student life and the living environment are the main strengths of Poitiers. Based on these criteria alone, it moved up to 5th place in the ranking for all cities combined, ahead of Toulouse, Lyon, Strasbourg and Bordeaux. The magazine highlights the very reasonable cost of living for students in Poitiers, with an “average cost of student accommodation among the lowest in France (320 € per month)” and the organization of a month entirely dedicated to welcoming new students (concert, theatre, association forum, etc.).
The magazine L’Étudiant also profiles Aurélien, a student in health biology at the University of Poitiers, in the 3rd year of CMI (Master’s Degree in Engineering). See his portrait!
Poitiers thus reveals its ability to attract a large number of students (more than 28,000). It should be noted that Poitiers has the highest proportion of students (in relation to the total population) of all French university cities.