The Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject will is launching a new series of rankings by providing new insight into the strengths of the world's leading institutions in specific-subject areas in April. We have researched into the matter that in narrower subject disciplines, there has always been a clear need for ways to compare the effectiveness of higher education institutions. Prior to asking themselves where they want to study, the majority of likely international students know what they want to study, said Ben Sowter, head of research. The first series of the four-part release of the rankings will be engineering and IT disciplines; revealing the world's best universities for computer science, mechanical, chemical, electrical and civil engineering. Rankings by biomedicine and life sciences, natural sciences , arts and humanities and social sciences disciplines will be released as separate groups throughout 2011. QS World University Rankings by Subject will be available on www.topuniversities.com on April 2.