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Recognized once again as one of the leading global public research universities, the University tied for 46th among the top universities in the world, up one spot from last year, in the London-based Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was tied for 11th among U.S. public universities in the new rankings.
The 2014-15 ranking, released Wednesday, is based on 13 performance indicators designed to capture the full range of university activities. Those indicators cover teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.
“A great university must be a global university, and this ranking is another indication of Carolina’s international excellence,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. “As a leading global public research university, Carolina inspires research, creates international citizens, influences teaching and learning and makes an impact around the world. To be recognized once again by the Times Higher Education magazine for that work is an honor.”
The California Institute of Technology tops the magazine’s latest list, followed by Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge.
Carolina tied with the University of Minnesota for 11th among U.S. public institutions. The full rankings are available online.
In the rankings by subject area, UNC placed 35th worldwide and 17th in the U.S. in arts and humanities; 21st worldwide and 12th in the U.S. in health affairs; tied for 27th worldwide and 18th in the U.S. in social sciences; and 42nd worldwide and 21st in the U.S. in life sciences.