British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) company published the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 on their website at Apr. 29th, 2015. Tsinghua University ranks 17 in Chemistry subject. The universities rank 1-16 are Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , University of California, Berkeley (UCB), University of Cambridge, Harvard University, University of Oxford, Stanford University, National University of Singapore (NUS), ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, The University of Tokyo, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Imperial College London, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Northwestern University, Kyoto University, Peking University and EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). Tsinghua University ranks 18 in Chemistry subject of QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject publishes annually since 2011 and highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, covering 36 subjects as of 2015. The rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.