UA Among Top 100 for World's Best Reputation

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University Communications March 10, 2014

Along with leading institutions across the U.S., the UK, Japan, Australia and elsewhere, the UA's brand is ranked in the top 100 globally.

Photo credit: University of Arizona RedBar

Photo credit: University of Arizona RedBar

"The Times Higher Education ranking is among the better known international ranking systems, and of course we are delighted to see ourselves in the top 100 as judged by academic peer experts from around the world," UA Provost Andrew Comrie said. (Photo credit: University of Arizona RedBar)

"The Times Higher Education ranking is among the better known international ranking systems, and of course we are delighted to see ourselves in the top 100 as judged by academic peer experts from around the world," UA Provost Andrew Comrie said. (Photo credit: University of Arizona RedBar)

The University of Arizona boasts a strong reputation not only nationally, but also globally, according to newly released rankings that track institutions around the world held to the highest standards.

The UA tied with other institutions in the 91-100 category in the Times Higher Education's (THE) "World Reputation Rankings," which is part of the annual World University Rankings.

 "We are delighted to see ourselves in the top 100 as judged by academic peer experts from around the world," UA Provost Andrew Comrie said.

The UA provides competitive research and academic programs in astronomy, entrepreneurship, environmental sciences, integrative medicine, optics, tribal and indigenous law, and many other disciplines of critical importance to local and global communities.

The survey was based on more than 10,000 published scholars and scientists representing 113 countries. Respondents have worked within higher education for at least 18 years.

"We are also very proud to represent the state of Arizona internationally through our brand and reputation for scholarly excellence,” Comrie said. 

THE calls the ranking "the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands.” This year, U.S. institutions like the UA did well in international rankings, taking 46 of the top 100 spots, which is up from 43 held last year. 

"It is not surprising that U.S. universities are held in such esteem worldwide," Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, said in a statement released by the THE with the rankings. "They have been seen as key institutions for close to a century now, and reputations take time to build up and generally stick unless there is some kind of crisis."

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