UW Aquatic & Fishery Sciences & Oceanography both ranked in the top 5 programs in their field globally

A new ranking of global university programs by academic subject highlights the quality of our marine and aquatic science programs. In the lists for their respective subjects, The UW School of Oceanography was ranked 2nd globally, and the UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences was ranked 4th. Read on for more details about the ranking and to learn about the other 43 subjects ranked in the top 10 globally.

The University of Washington landed at No. 9 with 45 subjects ranked in the top 10 in the Center for World University Rankings’ inaugural subjects ranking. The ranking features the top global universities in 227 subjects covering all academic disciplines in the sciences and social sciences. This is the highest the UW has placed in a global subject ranking.

Social work at the UW was ranked as the best such program in the world, while the UW’s oceanography and audiology & speech language pathology programs each ranked second. In all, 22 UW subjects were rated among the top five in the world.

The CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017 highlights the world’s elite universities in the sciences and the social sciences, based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals. Data is obtained from Clarivate Analytics (previously the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters). More information about the methodology is available here.

The new CWUR global subjects ranking joins several others in which the UW is highly regarded. Most recently, the UW had 52 subjects ranked in the top 10 on the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools ranking.

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from Balta, V. (2017, April 3). UW lands at No. 9 with 45 subjects ranked in the top 10 in Center for World University Rankings inaugural subject list. Retrieved from http://www.washington.edu/news