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School continues strong showing in global rankings

The University of Washington School of Dentistry continues to maintain a strong position in the global dental school rankings issued by Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS), a British educational institution.

The UW ranked eighth in the United States and 23rd in the world in the 2022 rankings. In the U.S. rankings, the University of Michigan, the University of California at San Francisco, and Harvard University led the way. The next five schools were tightly bunched, with only 1.3 points separating the scores of Nos. 4 through 8.

Worldwide, Sweden’s Karolinska Institute was first, followed by Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam in the Netherlands and the University of Hong Kong.

The QS rankings are based on several factors related to research, including research citations and reputation, and they also weigh reputation among employers. This year, the survey added an evaluation of schools’ sustainable research collaborations with other institutions of higher education. The UW has consistently ranked in the top tier of dental schools assessed by QS in the last several years.

Still to come are the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) subject rankings, which are usually released in June. Even more heavily weighted toward research, last year’s rankings placed the UW sixth in the United States and seventh in the world.