UW-Madison places highly in worldwide ranking of universities

By Käri Knutson, UW-Madison

Baschall_W_banner07_6778The University of Wisconsin—Madison has once again placed highly in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The ARWU, conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ranked UW–Madison 28th in the world and 21st nationally. It is the second-highest ranking of any Big Ten school, just behind the University of Michigan, which came in 23rd. Last year, UW–Madison placed 24th worldwide and 18th nationally.

Rankings are based on alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, research performance, highly cited researchers and papers published in Nature and Science, articles indexed in the Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance based on the size of an institution.

Since 2003, ARWU has presented the world Top 500 universities annually based on transparent methodology and third-party data. More than 1,200 universities are ranked every year, with the best 500 published. Read more …

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