October 20, 2011
20 October 2011
Stanford University knocks Harvard University off the top spot in the arts and humanities subject rankings. With Pulitzer prizewinners and MacArthur Fellows leading its liberal-arts programme, the relative newcomer (founded in 1891) has proved more than a match for its illustrious Ivy League rival.
The University of Chicago, with a humanities department that teaches more than 50 languages, takes third position.
While the arts and humanities table, like all the others, is predominantly Anglo-American, it is the only subject area where an institution outside the US and the UK makes the top five.