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The UW is among the top global institutions in a number of subjects, including atmospheric sciences at No. 1, according to a recent ranking.

Six University of Washington subjects ranked in the top 10, and atmospheric sciences maintained its position as No. 1 in the world on the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2023. The ranking, released at the end of October, was conducted by researchers at the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, a fully independent organization dedicated to research on higher education intelligence and consultation.

Other UW subjects in the top 10 include oceanography at No. 2; public health at No. 5; biological sciences and statistics at No. 7; and clinical medicine at No. 9.

“The University of Washington is a powerhouse for research and discovery — both within and across disciplines,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce. “That research leads to cures, advances innovation in areas like climate science and transforms our understanding in ways that are critical to the future for all people and communities. We are grateful to see the impact of this vital work recognized by this esteemed organization.”

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