“The World University Rankings“, using data provided by Thomson Reuters, ranked the UW 25th among universities world-wide. The rankings attempt to take into account teaching, international outlook, industrial income, research activity, and citations of scholarly work. Among U.S. public institutions, UW ranked 5th in this study.
The physical sciences and life sciences at the UW were ranked even higher, in both cases 15th in the world! Among U.S. public institutions, UW physical sciences ranked 3rd in the nation, after UC Berkeley and UCLA.
UW Chemistry chair Paul Hopkins commented that the outstanding UW rankings in the physical and life sciences are consistent with the extraordinary environment UW provides for collaborative research. “While UW faculty most certainly seek out the very best collaborators in the world for their scholarly programs, the world’s expert is often to be found down the hall, or in the next building, right here at the UW.”