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September 16, 2021

Rankings: UW among best in world for health and life sciences

UW News


Life Sciences Building on the UW campusKevin Scott

The University of Washington is among the best universities in the world for the studies of health and life sciences, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

The rankings, released today, looked at four overall disciplines: physical sciences, life sciences, psychology and clinical & health.

In physical sciences, the UW ranked No. 21 in the world, third among U.S. public institutions. Physical sciences includes mathematics and statistics; physics and astronomy; chemistry; and geology, environmental, earth and marine sciences.

The UW was among 107 debut institutions this year on the life sciences list, coming in at No. 18, or third place among U.S. public universities. This topic includes agriculture and forestry; biological sciences; veterinary science; and sports science.

For the psychology ranking, the UW placed among the top 10 U.S. public institutions, and No. 31 in the world. Psychology includes psychology; educational/sport/business/animal psychology; and clinical psychology.

And, finally, for the clinical & health rankings, the UW placed No. 21, or third among U.S. public institutions. This discipline includes medicine and dentistry; and other health subjects.

The rankings included 1,523 universities from 98 countries and regions. The subject tables employ the same range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings 2022, however, the overall methodology is recalibrated for each subject, with the weightings changed to suit the individual fields.