University of Washington: UW atmospheric sciences achieves No. 1 global ranking; nearly three dozen UW subjects in top 50

Eight University of Washington subjects ranked in the top 10 and atmospheric sciences moved to its position as No. 1 in the world on the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2022. The ranking, released Tuesday, was conducted by researchers at the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, a fully independent organization dedicating to research on higher education intelligence and consultation.

Other UW subjects in the top 10 include oceanography at No. 2; public health at No. 4; biological sciences, dentistry and oral sciences, education, and library and information sciences at No. 7; and clinical medicine at No. 10.

“The research produced by University of Washington faculty, staff and students is critical to understanding and addressing global challenges, from climate change to human health,” said President Ana Mari Cauce. “We are gratified and honored to have the incredible impact that UW researchers are making across so many disciplines once again recognized by this prestigious organization.”

The group ranked more than 5,000 universities around the world in 54 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences. More information about the methodology used to calculate the rankings can be found here.

In 2021, the UW was ranked No. 19 on the group’s annual Academic Ranking of World Universities list. This year’s university ranking has not yet been released.