UNC School of Medicine departments rank high on “Best Global Universities” list

In the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, pharmacology and toxicology were lumped into one category and ranked first among public universities. Among all universities around the globe, UNC pharmacology/toxicology ranked second behind Harvard.

February 12, 2018

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the “Best Global Universities,” a list designed to provide international context for a university’s academic research and reputation. Surveys and metrics are used to rank the top 1,250 institutions spanning 74 countries and to assess the strengths of 22 subject areas.

UNC-Chapel Hill was ranked 34th overall. The rankings include several categories that fall within the UNC School of Medicine:

Pharmacology/Toxicology, 2nd

Microbiology, 11th

Immunology, 21st

Psychiatry/Psychology, 23rd

Clinical Medicine, 26th

Molecular Biology/Genetics, 27th

When compared to public universities in the United States, UNC-Chapel Hill was ranked 9th.

Here’s the UNC School of Medicine-related breakdown:

Pharmacology/toxicology, 1st

Immunology, tie - 3rd 

Psychiatry/Psychology, 4th

Microbiology, 5th

Clinical Medicine, 6th

Molecular Biology/Genetics, 7th

In the category of social science/public health, UNC ranked 11th worldwide and 4th among peer public universities in the United States.

U.S. News ranks “Best Grad School” programs based largely on surveys of department chairs and graduate program directors. These “Best Global University” rankings are based on 13 indicators that measure reputation, publications and their citations, and international collaboration.

Media contact: mark.derewicz@unchealth.unc.edu

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