U.S. News & World Report has, for the second year in a row, ranked UCSF #3 in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics. In their recent report for 2016, published October 24, 2016, benchmarked against 1000 institutions across 65 countries, UCSF was ranked #16 overall among all institutions (up from #23 from last year). In the area of Molecular Biology and Genetics, UCSF was ranked only behind 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, “Once again, this is an important recognition of the pre-eminence of UCSF in the area of genetics and human genetics as well as molecular biology. It is an exciting and affirming acknowledgment of our sustained major contributions in these areas — and one in which we should all be proud. Hearty congratulations to all of our IHG and UCSF members in Genetics and Molecular Biology.”
For more information about the ranking methodology, please see the article.