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Global ranking places UW-Madison 17th among universities

August 17, 2010

The University of Wisconsin–Madison notched a 17th-place ranking among world universities in an annual ranking done by Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities, which has been done annually since 2003, relies heavily on research performance – including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers and papers published in Nature and Science, and other measures.

UW-Madison is one of only six American public universities listed in the top 20.

The top five universities in the 2010 rankings were: Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge.

The United States dominates the rankings, with eight universities in the top 10 and 54 universities in the top 100.

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