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UAB was ranked #191 in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), according to a UAB announcement on Twitter today.
Here is the tweet by UABNews:
#UAB ranks #191 out of eighteen thousand universities worldwide in the 2018/19 CWUR World University Rankings, the largest academic ranking of global universities. https://t.co/JwiT4uuV59 pic.twitter.com/QCgFVSxd16
— UAB (@UABNews) May 29, 2018
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) is a leading consulting organization that provides policy advice, strategic insights, and consulting services to governments and universities to improve educational and research outcomes. CWUR has been publishing annual authoritative global university rankings since 2012.
UAB did slip 42 spots from #149 in 2017 to #191 in this year’s ranking. Despite the drop, UAB leads all other universities in the state of Alabama by a wide margin.
For 2018, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa pulled in a #491 global ranking followed by Auburn University #546 and University of Alabama Huntsville #934.
Like UAB, all three universities lost ground over the previous year. In the 2017 Center for World University Rankings University of Alabama Tuscaloosa ranked #387, Auburn University #491 and University of Alabama Huntsville #718.
According to CWUR, the rankings grade universities on seven factors without relying on surveys and university data submissions: quality of teaching, alumni employment, quality of faculty, research output, quality publications, influence, and citations. The methodology has been enhanced this year, with research now accounting for 70% of the total score.
The US leads with 213 universities in the top 1000, followed by China (108), the United Kingdom (62), France (58), and Japan (56). Germany (54), Italy (45), Spain (38), South Korea (35), and Canada (28) round up the top 10 countries. In total, 61 countries have representatives in the top 1000.