Harvard University is ranked 1st for Life Sciences in both the HEEACT and THE - QS World University Rankings in 2009. USA dominated the league tables with 15 institutions placed in the global top 20 for the subject in HEEACT rankings. In Asia, The University of Tokyo (Japan) is the highest ranked institution (7th in THE-QS and 17th in HEEACT).

According to the QS rankings of Life Sciences & Biomedicine, United States has 8 institutions in the top 20, while UK has three (Cambridge #2, Oxford #3 and Imperial #17) and Canada also has three schools in the list (Mcgill #10, Toronto #11 and University of British Columbia #16). Australia has two institutions in top 20: Melbourne #13 and U of Sydney #15.

World's Top 20 Universities in Life Sciences:
1 Harvard University
2 Johns Hopkins University
3 University of California - San Francisco
4 Stanford University
5 University of Pennsylvania
6 University of California - San Diego
7 Yale University
8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9 University of Washington - Seattle
10 University of London - University College London
11 University of California - Los Angeles
12 University of Oxford
13 University of Cambridge
14 University of Toronto
15 Columbia University
16 Washington University in St. Louis
17 The University of Tokyo
18 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
19 Duke University
20 The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Source: HEEACT 2009

* Useful Resources: World University Ranking

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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