On March 22, 2023, the QS World University Rankings 2023 was announced and CMU made the list in 10 out of 54 Narrow Subjects and two out of five Broad Subjects, making it the third best in the country.
This year, CMU’s highest-performing Narrow Subjects were Agriculture & Forestry (151 – 200 worldwide), Nursing (151 - 180), and Mathematics (451 - 500) in the first year of appearance in the subject. Nationally, it was ranked second in all three. The university also saw an improvement in Medicine (251 - 300) and Environmental Sciences (401 - 450).
The five indicators of the rankings include 1) Academic reputation, 2) Employer reputation, 3) Citations per paper, 4) H-index, and 5) International Research Network, which was first introduced in the 2022 edition for the Broad Subjects and then included in the 2023 edition for the Narrow Subjects. The weights vary depending on the subject.