QS, Ca' Foscari rises in the rankings for Languages, Classics & History

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice rises in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, one of the most influential university rankings worldwide.
Ca’ Foscari is ranked for the very first time in “Classics & Ancient History”, obtaining the 42nd place. This noteworthy position is the result of Ca’ Foscari’s excellent reputation and of the productivity index and impact of its scientific research.

With Ca’ Foscari there are now 8 Italian universities among the first 50 universities worldwide in Classics & Ancient History. Italy’s result is second only to that of the United States of America, which count 12.  
In the wider subject area “Arts & Humanities”, Ca’ Foscari is ranked 107th in the world and 3rd in Italy, thanks to its excellent results in Modern Languages (59th worldwide), History (among the best 150 universities worldwide) and Linguistics (among the best 200).

The Rector, Tiziana Lippiello, has commented on the news as follows: “I am delighted with this new achievement, which attests to the quality of our degree courses and of our research on an international level. Each of our four broad areas – Economics, Humanities, Languages and Sciences – have been included in the ranking, and in many cases they have obtained noteworthy results. Ca’ Foscari can rely on the excellence of its teaching staff, in whom we will continue to invest to ensure that our students have access to a vast teaching and learning offer which is interdisciplinary in nature and international in scope. In terms of academic research, Ca’ Foscari has recently been awarded 30 Marie Curie fellowships, an accomplishment which, together with our Erasmus Plus record, confirms once again our university’s reputation as one of the most attractive research centres in Europe. Overall, these achievements encourage us to go forward on the path of internationalisation in research and teaching. As I recognise Ca’ Foscari’s excellent results with great pleasure, I also welcome this news as an acknowledgement of the quality of Italian universities and of the competitiveness of our university system on a global scale.”

One of the peculiarities of the QS Ranking system is its analysis of the universities’ reputation in the global academic community (based on 94,000 surveys submitted by teaching staff and researchers), as well as on the opinions of the recruitment and hiring personnel (44,000 people).

In the “Social Sciences & Management” area Ca’ Foscari remains stable, being ranked 311th in the world. However, this year Ca’ Foscari offered a new course, “Hospitality & Leisure Management”, for which it was ranked 1st in Italy and among the top-60 in the world. This comes as a recognition of the research that is being carried out in this emerging sector, which has only been tracked by QS since 2017. This result is also a very encouraging sign, as a new bachelor’s degree course entirely in English, “Hospitality Innovation and e-Tourism”, is about to be launched.

In the same area, the “Economics & Econometrics” course is ranked among the best 200 worldwide. “Accounting & Finance” is in the top-300, while “Business & Management Studies” is in the top-350.
The other novelty for Ca’ Foscari in the QS Ranking is that “Environmental Sciences” is ranked among the first 400 worldwide. In the scientific area, “Geography” maintains its position among the first 200 worldwide and is ranked 4th in Italy. The “Information Technology” and “Chemistry” courses are also numbered among Ca’ Foscari’s results. 

For this ranking, QS analysed the citations, productivity and reputation of 14,435 university programmes in 1,452 universities, 51 academic disciplines and 5 subject areas. The subject ranking compiled by QS can be found in its portfolio of rankings, which in 2020 was accessed 147 million times. The results are published on www.TopUniversities.com