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:
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:
Immunology, tie – 3rd
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.
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