The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects covers 5 main fields: natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.
This year, for the first time Université de Rennes 1 is ranked in telecommunication engineering (between 151st and 200th place), medical technology (201-300), physics, applied biological sciences (401-500). Engineering and material sciences progress (from 301-400 in 2017 to 201-300 in 2018), as well as water resource (from 76-100 to 51-75). The rank of 10 other subjects did not change and only agricultural sciences and ecology are in relative decline.
Furthermore, Université de Rennes 1 appears in the top 100 most innovative universities in Europe in the Reuters ranking. In the Leiden ranking 2018 Université de Rennes 1 is ranked 13th French university and 435th in the world. In the QS 2019 ranking, Université de Rennes 1 is noted for its high research activity.