UW-Madison again makes top 50 in World University Rankings

September 26, 2018

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been ranked 43rd worldwide for the second year in a row by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. For the third year in a row, the university ranked 23rd within the United States, out of 172 institutions.

Times Higher Ed ranked 1,258 institutions worldwide. It judges research-intensive universities in five categories: teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry income (knowledge transfer).

Categories are given scores with a maximum of 100 points. Teaching, research and citations each consist of 30 percent of the overall score, international outlook at 7.5 percent, and industry income at 2.5 percent.

UW-Madison scored particularly well in citations, receiving a score of 89.9, a score of 71 in research and 70.3 in teaching.

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