University of Washington No. 8 in US News Best Global Universities ranking

University of Washington No. 8 in US News Best Global Universities ranking

The University of Washington is number 8 on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities ranking, moving up two spots from the previous year’s ranking.

In a statement given to U.S. News, UW President Ana Marie Cauce said, “We are proud to be consistently recognized for the excellence and impact of our scholarship across so many subjects.” She also said, “It’s especially gratifying to see the work of outstanding programs like infectious diseases and immunology listed among the very best in the world at a time when we need discovery and innovation in these areas more than ever.”

The magazine ranked multiple subjects, with the university landing in the top 10 in 10 subject areas, which included infectious diseases coming in at number 6 and computer science at number 9.

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U.S. News performed the rankings based on what are called Web of Science data and metrics provided by Clarivate Analytics Incites, which weigh a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic and research performance.

It also performed overall rankings, which included bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration.

Below are the top 10 UW rankings according to subjects:

Geosciences - No. 5

Clinical medicine - No. 6

Immunology - No. 6

Infectious diseases - No. 6

Molecular biology and genetics - No. 6

Surgery - No. 6

Social sciences and public health - No. 7

Microbiology - No. 8

Pharmacology and toxicology - No. 8

Computer science - No. 9