UW News

August 10, 2018

Rankings put UW at No. 4 among US universities

UW News

The University of Washington placed fourth among U.S. higher education institutions, according to the NTU Rankings released Thursday.

The UW trails only Harvard, Stanford and Johns Hopkins among U.S. institutions in the NTU Ranking, compiled by National Taiwan University, and also known as the “Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.” Known as the HEEACT Ranking from 2007-2010, the ranking program offers annual performance rankings of universities around the world based on their production and impact of scientific papers.

“This ranking reflects both the incredible productivity of our faculty and researchers and the impact that their dedication, curiosity and drive has across so many fields of vital importance,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce. “The health and well-being of our people, institutions and all of society are advanced by this critical work and we are proud to be recognized by NTU.”

The list provides overall rankings; rankings by six fields; and by 14 selected subjects. The UW is No. 4 in the United States, No. 6 in the world and in the top 10 in the following subjects and fields:

  • 4 — Subject: Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • 5 — Subject: Geoscience
  • 7 — Field: Clinical Medicine
  • 8 — Field: Social Sciences

The NTU Ranking is a reliable ranking for universities like the UW that are devoted to scientific research. The ranking is entirely based on scientific papers, reflecting scientific performance from three perspectives — research productivity, research impact and research excellence.