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2022 rankings: UCSD ranked 5th best public university in the world

The way the rankings is put together by the publishers is by examining and evaluating over 2,500 schools from several nations with world-class universities. 
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The University of California, San Diego, is listed in the top 25 public universities in the world. 

Shanghai Ranking Consultancy published this Academic Ranking of World Universities ranking, which gave immense credit to UCSD for its impact in the world of higher education. 

The way the rankings is put together by the publishers is by examining and evaluating over 2,500 schools from several nations with world-class universities. 

Shanghai's rankings specifically looks into multiple factors such as, the quality of academics, quality of staff and faculty members, and its level of research. 

According to the list, UCSD ranks 16th overall in the United States, and 21st in the whole world in terms of overall rankings that include both, public and private universities on a global scale. 

The rankings are specially based on the following six objectives: 

  • Number of alumni and faculty winning awards such as Nobel Prices and Fields Medals
  • Number of cited researches in the world 
  • Number of articles published in respected journals of nature and science
  • Number of articles indexed in Science Citation index 
  • Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index 
  • and Per capita academic levels

As of today, up to 16 Nobel laureates have taken teaching roles at UCSD, as well as a pair of Fields medalists. 

And just last year, over 50 faculty employees at UCSD were recognized as world-class and most influential researches, according to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers report from 2021. 

UCSD Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla isn't surprised one bit at these results, due to the amount of investment they've made in their research enterprise. 

“The groundbreaking work of UC San Diego’s faculty and researchers is consistently recognized around the world for its broad impact,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “Our growing $1.64-billion research enterprise is a result of cross-disciplinary collaborations that are addressing the world’s most pressing issues.”