Five institutions of higher learning based in Alabama made U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the best global universities.
The list, with 2,005 universities, looked at schools from the U.S. and more than 90 other countries.
The rankings looked at 13 indicators measuring their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations, not on specific undergraduate or graduate programs.
Additional data was provided by analytics firm Clarivate.
You can see the list here.
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At the top of the list was Harvard University, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, Oxford, Columbia, University of Washington, Cambridge, California Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins.
The top university in Alabama was UAB, at 147, meaning it finished within the top 10 percent.
The school placed within the top 100 for infectious diseases, immunology, oncology, surgery, cardiac, clinical medicine, endocrinology and public health.
“These impressive rankings — based on defined metrics such as number of citations, publications and international collaboration — speak to UAB’s continued global competitiveness in research and innovation,” UAB President Ray Watts said in a statement. “Our standing among the top 10 percent of universities worldwide is a testament to the talent and dedication of our faculty, staff and student investigators, who have achieved yet another record year of research awards and further built upon our international reputation for excellence.”
Next was the University of Alabama at 470, with high rankings in economics, arts and humanities, physics, psychology and social sciences.
* Auburn University at 635, placing highly in plant and animal science, agricultural sciences, environment, and electrical and electronic engineering.
*University of Alabama-Huntsville at 922, with high marks in engineering and space science.
*University of South Alabama at 1492, recognized for clinical medicine.
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