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School maintains high global ranking in latest survey

The UW School of Dentistry ranks seventh in the world among dental schools in the 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by ShanghaiRanking, the same position it held in 2021. The rankings were released Tuesday.

Repeating last year’s standings, six of the seven top schools in dental and oral sciences were American, led by the University of Michigan at No. 1.

ShanghaiRanking’s annual survey, conducted by researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is based heavily on research performance and reputation, as indicated by peer-reviewed journal citations and other metrics.

This past April, the School of Dentistry ranked eighth in the United States and 23rd in the world in the annual survey by Britain’s Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) educational organization.

Overall, the University of Washington had eight subjects ranked in the top 10, with atmospheric sciences taking the world’s top spot. Other UW subjects in the top 10 were oceanography, public health, biological sciences, education, library and information sciences, and clinical medicine.

The School of Dentistry has historically placed a strong emphasis on research, not only by faculty and full-time researchers but by students as well. The school also offers a DDS/PhD track that lets students  pursue advanced research after earning their dental degree.

In both the QS and ShanghaiRanking surveys, the school has consistently performed strongly in the last several years, rising as high as No. 3 globally.