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October 11, 2022

Ranking: UW among best universities in the world

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The UW tied as the No. 26 university in the world, according to Times Higher Education.University of Washington

The University of Washington is among the best universities in the world, according to the 2023 World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education.

The UW moved up three positions to tie for No. 26 with Northwestern University. The UW maintains its position as fourth among U.S. public institutions — behind UCLA, UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan — that it has held for the last seven years.

This ranking judges 1,799 research-intensive universities from 104 countries across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The rankings use 13 performance indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons that they say are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.