University of Washington took ninth place overall with 45 subjects ranked in the top 10 in the Center for World University Rankings’ inaugural subjects ranking. The ranking features the top global universities in 227 subjects covering all academic disciplines in the sciences and social sciences. This is the highest the UW has placed in a global subject ranking.

Three subject areas within the College of the Environment made the list — fisheries (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences), geosciences (Earth and Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences) and oceanography (Oceanography).

The CWUR Rankings highlight the world’s elite universities, based on the number of research articles published in top-tier journals. The new ranking joins several others in which the UW is highly regarded. Most recently, the UW had 52 subjects ranked in the top 10 on the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools.

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