UAB listed in U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Global Universities

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UAB was ranked highly on another U.S. report list. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

On Tuesday, October 26, U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) released its annual Best Global Universities list. Our beloved University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) made the list. We’ve got the details on the rankings and research conducted. Check it out.

UAB continues to make high rankings

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U.S. News & World report listed UAB as number 147 on the 2022 list of best global universities. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

UAB has been listed among many national lists and is no stranger to being ranked one of the best. This time, it has been listed among the best universities in the world by the USNWR. More than 1,750 universities from 90+ countries made it on the Best Global Universities list.

USNWR ranked each school based on academic research and reputation. UAB was ranked 147th in the Best International University category. With approximately 22,500 students enrolled, it is the state’s largest employer.

A lot of research went into this list

The United States has the most universities in the overall ranking at 271. Photo courtesy of UAB

According to the Birmingham Patch, U.S. News analyzed data and metrics provided by Clarivate to determine which schools would make the list. That data includes student-to-facility ratio and the number of degrees awarded.

Then, researchers weighed a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance. Indicators for overall rankings include:

  • Publications
  • Citations
  • International collaboration

Each subject ranking has its own methodology based on academic research performance in that specific area. Those subject metrics for 2022 include:

  • Condensed matter physics
  • Optics
  • Food science and technology
  • Physical chemistry
  • Polymer science

Additional rankings

The United States has the most universities in the overall ranking at 271. The top four spots were secured by U.S. colleges including:

  1. Harvard University
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  3. Stanford University
  4. University of California-Berkeley

Here are the rankings for others universities in Alabama.

  • The University of Alabama ranked 470
  • Auburn University ranked 635th
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville ranked 922

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Tira Davis
Tira Davis
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