Regional Subject Schemes


The ANVUR category scheme corresponds to the official Academic Disciplines and Fields list for Italian Universities Research and Teaching. This mapping exercise was the result of a cooperative effort between ANVUR and Clarivate Analytics and is foundational for a bibliometric analysis carried by ANVUR in 2013. The study is required to develop indicators of international standing in research in the Italian scientific fields across which ANVUR assesses the quality of university research

Australia FOR Level 1 & 2

 The Fields of Research classification scheme is based on a report developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Statistics New Zealand, and funded in part by the Australian Research Council. The classification detailed in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification document was produced to classify and assess the research output of Australia and New Zealand.

China SCADC Subject 77 narrow

The China Subject Categories by State Council of China scheme is based on the degree-granting and academic training directory as announced and published by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

FAPESP (Brasil)

The FAPESP classification scheme was created by the São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP as part of an effort to evaluate the scientific and technological development of the Brazilian State of São Paulo.


The OECD Category scheme corresponds to the Revised Field of Science and Technology Classification of the Frascati Manual 2002 (OECD Publishing).

UK RAE 2008 & REF 2014

The UK 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) Units of Assessment (UoA) category scheme is based on the 2014 REF conducted out of the UK. The REF UoA fall into 36 units of assessment. Historical classifications for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise are also available.