The University of Nebraska Medical Center is ranked among the top 75 universities in the world in clinical medicine and pharmacy, according to a leading Chinese university that has been ranking universities worldwide since 2003.
“The rankings validate that UNMC is well on its way to becoming a world-class institution,” said UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D. “This has always been our goal, so it is reassuring to know that our presence worldwide is growing.”
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is published by the Center for World-Class Universities, Graduate School of Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.
UNMC is ranked with 25 other universities as No. 51-75 by ARWU. Only 31 U.S. universities are rated higher. Some of the other U.S. universities rated at the same No. 51-75 level are the University of Arizona, University of Florida, University of Iowa, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Rochester, and Washington University in St. Louis.
ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, the number of articles published in Nature and Science, two leading scientific journals, the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, percentage of articles published in the top 20 percent of journals in a specific field and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution.
Harvard was ranked No. 1 by the ARWU in clinical medicine and pharmacy. Universities rounding out the top 10 include the University of California-San Francisco, University of Washington, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, University of Cambridge, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Stanford University and the University of Pittsburgh.