U.S. News & World Report has created a new system to rank universities globally. In their recent report for 2015, published in October, benchmarked against 750 institutions across 60 countries, UCSF was ranked #23. However, in the area of Molecular Biology and Genetics, UCSF was ranked #3, following only Harvard and MIT. The evaluation is based primarily on global and regional reputation and publications and citation impact.
Responding to the ranking, IHG Director Neil Risch, PhD said, “This is an important recognition of the prominence of UCSF in the area of genetics and human genetics, as well as molecular biology more generally. Because the ranking is based primarily on the reputation of our faculty members and their published research, it is an exciting and affirming acknowledgment of the major contributions we have made over the past years and currently, and one in which we should all be proud. Hearty congratulations to all of our IHG members and beyond.”
For more information about the ranking methodology, please see the article.