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University of Arizona's impressive ranking as a 'Top Global University'

Posted at 7:33 AM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 11:54:24-04

The University of Arizona has been recognized as one of the world's best research institutions by U.S. News & World Report. The UA The highest ranking is apparent in its Space Science program — coming in at 10th. 

UA tied for 81st in the "2019 Best Global Universities" ranking. That is a bit of a slip from last year's 77th ranking, but it is out of 1,250 higher-education institutions across 75 countries.

Domestically, the UA tied for 43rd this year.

"The University of Arizona is one of the world's leaders in cutting-edge research," said UA President Robert C. Robbins. "Our position in this year's Best Global Universities ranking is indicative of our commitment toward training the next generation of inventors and thinkers."

U.S. News & World Report weighs in on a university's global and regional research reputation and academic research performance. The report uses indicators like publications, citations, and international collaboration. 

This year's list really focused on the "excellence" in academic research by factoring in the total number of highly cited papers in the top 1% of their respective field.

UA's business side of the campus is getting some recognition, too. The school ranks third for "Best Undergraduate Business Management Information Systems Programs."

You can check out the full list of rankings at