UH Mānoa ranks in world’s top 2.5% out of 20,531 universities in Global 2000 list
The Center for World University Rankings recently released its Global 2000 list and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa placed in the top 2.5% out of more than 20,000 universities worldwide.
The flagship campus of the 10-campus UH System placed No. 505 out of 20,531 universities ranked.
In the U.S. rankings, the UH at Mānoa came in No. 137.
The Center for World University Rankings used objective indicators for its four key pillars in the methodology (education, employability, faculty and research) with no reliance on surveys and university data submissions.
In addition, equal emphasis was put on student-related and faculty-related indicators, and 62-million outcome-based data points were used.
“These rankings cap off a series of recently-released rankings that demonstrate UH Mānoa’s excellence in academic programs and research,” UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno said in a press release. “Our state can take pride knowing that one of the top universities in the world is located right here in Hawaiʻi.”
The Center for World University Rankings used seven objective and outcome-based indicators grouped into four areas to rank the world’s universities:
- Education: Based on the academic success of a university’s alumni, and measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have received top academic distinctions relative to the university’s size (25%).
- Employability: Based on the professional success of a university’s alumni, and measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have held top company positions relative to the university’s size (25%).
- Faculty: Measured by the number of faculty members who have received top academic distinctions (10%).
- Research output: Measured by the total number of research articles (10%)
- High-quality publications: Measured by the number of research articles appearing in top-tier journals (10%)
- Influence: Measured by the number of research articles appearing in highly-influential journals (10%)
- Citations: Measured by the number of highly-cited research articles (10%)
According to the 2023 best university rankings by Research.com, more than 115 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers have been recognized for being among the world’s top scientists in multiple fields, including Earth science, ecology and evolution, environmental science and chemistry.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa ranked in the nation’s top 30 in three subjects (earth science No. 11, environmental sciences No. 21 and ecology and evolution No. 30), while several researchers ranked in the nation’s top 100 in their respective fields.