The University of Arizona was recognized recently as one of the top universities in the world by U.S. News & World Report.

UArizona was listed No. 85 among 1,500 higher education institutions across 81 countries in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities ranking in October.


“The University of Arizona is recognized throughout the world as a premier academic research institution,” UArizona President Robert Robbins said in a statement. “That reputation is due entirely to the consistently excellent work of our faculty and research staff and the university’s long-standing commitment toward supporting world-class scholarship and research across all fields of study.”

The report also ranks institutions among 28 distinct subject areas, and UArizona made the list for 26 categories.

UArizona tied for No. 11 in the space science category because of its research reputation and frequency of publication, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“This research reputation comes from a long history of astronomers and space scientists who came to this place in Arizona where they could see farther and more clearly,” said Elizabeth Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation at UArizona. “That vision has helped propel the University of Arizona and our people to stellar achievements.”

Currently, UArizona holds leadership positions in the OSIRIS-Rex mission to retrieve and analyze particles from asteroid Bennu and is working to capture the first direct image of a black hole, according to the university.

UArizona’s overall score in the rankings increased from 69.7 in 2018 to 70.6 this year.

Arizona State University ranked No. 146, with a global score of 65.7. Northern Arizona University ranked No. 688, with a global score of 42.9.

The Best Global Universities list aims to provide insights about how U.S. higher education institutions stack up globally.


This story was originally published at Chamber Business News.