UW Environment held on to the No. 5 position in the highest-ranked Geosciences programs globally.

“We are proud to be consistently recognized for the excellence and impact of our scholarship,” UW President Ana Mari Cauce said.

The ranking methodology — which is based on Web of Science data and metrics provided by Clarivate Analytics InCites — weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance. For the overall rankings, this includes bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration.

The overall Best Global Universities ranking, now in its sixth year, encompasses the top 1,500 institutions spread across 81 countries, up from 75 countries last year, according to a press release from U.S. News.

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