UW Oceanography Rated No. 1

#1 Global Ranking

July 8, 2020

UW School of Oceanography holds No. 1 global ranking; more than two dozen areas in top 50

Jackson Holtz

UW News

Nine University of Washington subjects ranked in the top 10 and the UW School of Oceanography held its position as No. 1 in the world on the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2020. The ranking, released June 29,  was conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Other UW subjects in the top 10 include atmospheric sciences at No. 2, dentistry and oral sciences and public health at No. 4, education at No. 7, biological sciences at No. 8 and clinical medicine, finance and business administration at No. 10.

“The need for excellence in scientific discovery, groundbreaking scholarship and training highly skilled experts has never been more evident or urgent,” said President Ana Mari Cauce. “The University of Washington is proud to again be recognized as a leader in the vital endeavor of advancing discovery and creating new knowledge to support a better world.”

The group ranked more than 4,000 universities around the world in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.

In 2019, the UW was ranked No. 14 on the group’s annual Academic Ranking of World Universities list. This year’s university ranking has not yet been released.

Note: The subject names below are general descriptions from the ranking website, and not necessarily the names of the UW unit ranked.