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Carolina Ranks 56th in 2019 ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings

September 27, 2018
UNC Global

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 56th among the world’s top 1,258 research universities, according to the London-based Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The 2019 ranking, released Sept. 26, is based on 13 separate performance indicators designed to capture the full range of university activities. Those indicators cover teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

Among U.S. research universities, UNC-Chapel Hill placed 28th overall and 11th among public campuses. Last year, the University ranked 56th in the world and 29th in the United States.

The University of Oxford is ranked first in the world, followed by the University of Cambridge, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In addition, UNC-Chapel Hill appeared on several subject-specific ranking lists published by Times Higher Education. It placed 67th in the world and 24th in the U.S. in arts & humanities; 31st in the world and 19th in the U.S. in social sciences; 96th in the world and 27th in the U.S. in law; and 48th in the world and 23rd in the U.S. in education.

“Carolina is well-positioned as a leading global public research university,” said Raymond Farrow, associate provost and interim chief global officer. “External measures such as the World University Rankings are one indicator of the strength of our researchers, scholars, and students. Carolina’s global capacity and reach are truly remarkable.”

For the full rankings, visit the Times Higher Education World University Rankings website.

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