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UH Mānoa Recognized Internationally for Academic, Research Excellence

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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is in the world’s top 2% for academic and research excellence out of more than 26,000 worldwide colleges and universities, according to the 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

UH Mānoa placed No. 62 among US universities and No. 340 in the world. The rankings factor academic reputation (40%), faculty-student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), employer reputation (10%), international faculty index (5%) and international student index (5%). QS analyzed 1,673 institutions for its world rankings. The London-based organization is considered a global leader in higher education strategy.

“Recognition in the top 2% in the world is reserved for colleges and universities demonstrating academic and research excellence at the highest level. This recognition by QS is representative of the superior work produced by our faculty, staff and students,” UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno said. “Hawaiʻi can be proud knowing that one of the top universities in the world is located right here in our state.”

UH Mānoa placed higher than the University of Utah (No. 67 US, No. 358 worldwide), University of California, Riverside (No. 72 US, No. 403 worldwide) and Washington State University (No. 74 US, No. 427 worldwide).


QS also ranked UH Mānoa No. 97 overall and No. 55 among public universities in the nation in its USA University Rankings, released in May 2021. The criteria was based on learning experience, employability, diversity and research.


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