UW Oceanography lands No. 1 in the world on the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2018

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The University of Washington’s School of Oceanography is ranked No. 1 in the world on the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2018. The ranking, released this week, was conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Other UW subjects in the top 10 include dentistry and oral sciences, biomedical engineering, library and information sciences, clinical medicine, atmospheric sciences, biological sciences and public health.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for the excellence of our talented scholars and faculty across so many fields of expertise. Teaching, learning and discovery are at the heart of our mission and this ranking reflects the profound impact that our University is having on these vital fields of study,” said President Ana Mari Cauce.

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 2017, the UW was ranked No. 13 on the group’s annual Academic Ranking of World Universities list. Previously, the UW ranked No. 15. This year’s university ranking has not yet been released.