The University of Arizona was ranked No. 52 out of 18,000 higher education institutions around the world, according to the latest from the Center for World University Rankings.
The UA is down two spots from last year, landing at No. 43 for influence, which is determined by the number of research papers published in highly influential journals. The UA jumped seven spots to No. 48 for the number of highly cited research papers. The UA gained 15 spots over last year for faculty quality, landing at No. 53. The UA slipped eight spots to No. 96 for the number of quality publications, which is measured by the number of research papers published in top-tier journals. Research output is the total number of research papers, which was not a factor last year, but the UA ranked No. 111 this year. The UA fell 101 spots to No. 164 in alumni employment, the number of university alumni who have held CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to the university’s size.The UA dipped 64 spots to No. 166 in quality education, which is measured by the number of alumni who have won major international awards.