UW climbs to seventh best university in the world | Community

The US News & World Report ranked UW seventh in its 2022 ranking of the world’s best universities, against eighth place in 2021 and 10th in 2020.

The list ranks 1,750 global institutions from over 90 countries out of 13 factors, the most focused on reputation and research. UW is the second largest public university in the United States and the sixth American institution behind Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, UC Berkeley and Columbia.

“The recognition has helped UW get noticed by more potential students across the state, country and the world,” Paul Seegert, director of admissions, wrote in an email. “When some of these students take the time to learn more about UW, especially if they are visiting, many want to apply and become Huskies.”

The US News & World Report also ranked UW in the top 10 for clinical medicine, geosciences, immunology, infectious diseases, microbiology, molecular biology and genetics, oncology, social sciences and health. public.

UW dropped from sixth to fifth in infectious diseases and has remained constant at seventh in public health, in part due to COVID-19-related research last year.

Lisa Jackson, Professor-Researcher in the Department of Epidemiology, led the first human clinical trial of a potential COVID-19 vaccine back in March 2020; last September, UW School of Medicine recruited volunteers for COVID-19 booster vaccine trial. Helen Chu, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, is currently leading research on different therapies for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized adults.

The Forbes ranking of top colleges was also recently released and ranks UW 27th. UW was previously ranked 64th in 2019. Forbes ranks colleges based on alumni salary, debt after graduation, return on investment, graduation rate, America’s leader list of Forbes, the retention rate and academic success.

“Rankings that recognize our excellence in science and health and our outstanding faculty and researchers are a huge source of pride for leadership at UW,” wrote Blaine Tamaki, vice chairman of the Board of Regents, in an e -mail. “At the same time, we are also proud of our continued progress in equity, inclusion and diversity, as well as first generation admissions, social mobility and important UW values ​​that are not always recognized in rankings. ”

Contact editor Kylie Rashkin at [email protected] Twitter @kylierashkin

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