UAB ranked in top 8 percent of global universities by U.S. News – News | UAB – University of Alabama at Birmingham

Inside drone skyline RT2 cropUAB’s research and reputation land it among the top institutions in the world. Based on an exceptional academic research portfolio and its overall global and regional reputation, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been ranked in the top 8 percent of global universities and as the highest-ranked school in Alabama. The ranking is detailed in a new report from U.S. News & World Report that spotlights the Best Global Universities rankings for the 2022-2023 year.
UAB surpassed its previous top 10 percent global universities ranking from 2021. This year, UAB ranked 160th out of more than 2,000 worldwide universities.  
“UAB’s continued ascent in these data-driven rankings speaks to our ever-increasing global competitiveness in research and innovation,” said UAB President Ray Watts. “Talented faculty, staff and students in departments throughout our campus have contributed to this collective success, and we can all be very proud of our reputation for groundbreaking and authoritative research — and the life-changing impact that research is having around the world.”
UAB placed 57th out of 280 ranked schools in the United States, or in the top 20 percent of included American universities. UAB was included as one of just 106 U.S. schools in the top 500, with a regional research reputation ranking of 66, up four places from the 2021-2022 list.
Of note, UAB ranked in seven areas in the top 100 globally, all part of the Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine. Rankings and areas include:
The Best Global Universities methodology is based on data provided by Clarivate, rather than gathered directly from the institutions by U.S. News. Rankings were calculated using bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and highly cited papers rather than data about specific programs. 


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