Rankings

UniME is currently listed among the top Universities in the world by some of the major international rankings.

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QS badge ranked 2025

In the QS World University Ranking 2025, UniME gains over 100 positions, being ranked in the 751-760 bracket worldwide and 25th in Italy.

The number of participating institutions in this edition was 5663,compared to 2963 last year (+2700), while the number of ranked universities was 1503 compared to 1499 last year.

In the 2025 ranking, the best results were obtained in the ‘Citations per Faculty’ indicator, which measures the quality of research - for which the University ranks position #372 in the world; and for ‘International Research Network’, which certifies the degree of internationalisation of university research for which UniME ranks position #394.

For the indicator measuring universities' commitment to sustainability, UniME also ranks position #393, gaining 118 positions compared to 2024.

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QS World University Rankings by Subject logo

The QS prestigious ranking considers several parameters including the quality of research, the academic reputation, the internationalisation ratio, and the employability factor related to the participating universities. 


In the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2024, UniME has confirmed its position for Life Science & Medicine (ranking #451-500) and recorded the new entry of Pharmacy & Pharmacology (ranking #251-300) and Physics & Astronomy (ranking #551-600). In addition, the Pharmacy and Pharmacology macro-area has registered position #10 nationwide.

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In the Times Higher Education (THE) – World University Rankings 2024, the University of Messina confirms its overall position in the bandwidth #501-600, obtaining bandwidth #301-400 in the 2024 Ranks for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health, Engineering and Technology and Business and Economics

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Logo THE Impact Rankings 2024

THE Impact Ranking 2024 ranks the University of Messina as 1st in Italy and 23rd worldwide for its work on SDG 3 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. This is an important recognition of the policies that UniME has been pursuing for several years on the sustainability front. In particular, a series of policies such as those aimed at guaranteeing free sports activities for students, cultural events and training projects in the field of public health, relations with health institutions, and psychological support for young people have had an impact in the ranking criteria. In the ranking, in which 1,498 universities are assessed, UniME stands out among the 16 Italian universities ranked for this objective.

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In the prestigious Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities), UniME is ranked in the #151-200 range for Veterinary Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in the 201-300 range for Food Science and Technology and Dentistry and Oral Sciences, in the 301-400 range for Medical Technologies and Agricultural Sciences and in the 401-500 range for Human Biological Sciences and Environmental Science and Engineering.