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CWTS Leiden Ranking

MIT has been ranked #2 in All Sciences for three years in the CWTS Leiden Ranking.


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MIT's placement in the CWTS Rankings:

Impact indicators were ordered by proportion of a university’s publications (top 10%) and with no minimum publication output. 

Field2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 
All sciences1121222
Biomedical and health sciences11122
Cognitive sciences3
Earth and environmental sciences12
Life and earth sciences42333
Life sciences1
Mathematics and computer science718262224
Mathematics, computer science and engineering11
Natural sciences and engineering5
Natural sciences5
Medical sciences2
Physical sciences and engineering5564
Social sciences and humanities11262
Social sciences3