UT Southwestern Ranked No. 29 Among Top Universities Worldwide

UT Southwestern Medical Center has been ranked No. 29 among the world’s top 100 universities.

The rankings, made by the Center for World University Rankings, are based on a combination of seven factors: quality of faculty, publications in top journals, highly influential research, citations, patents, academic training of students, and professional development of alumni.

Center officials said the rankings are designed to measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of faculty members and the quality of their research.

UT Southwestern was ranked No. 21 among U.S. universities. Other Texas institutions that made the top 100 were UT Austin (No. 30), Rice University (No. 57), Texas A&M University (No. 73), and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (No. 96).

Helping drive UT Southwestern’s placement in the top ranks was the quality of its faculty, as measured by the number of prestigious honors it has won. UT Southwestern faculty members have won five Nobel Prizes since 1985, among many other significant awards. Nineteen faculty members are current members of the National Academy of Sciences.

Harvard University, MIT, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University, University of Oxford, Yale University, Columbia University, and UC Berkeley make up the top 10 in the world rankings.

The United States led all countries in the number of institutions making it into the top 100, with 58. Britain followed with seven, and France and Japan had five each.

The Center for World University Rankings is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A complete list of the top 100 – and an explanation of its methodology in determining the rankings – can be found on its website: cwur.org.