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This Alabama school is ranked among the top 150 universities in the world

Image c/o Flickr user Max Wolfe
Image c/o Flickr user Max Wolfe

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has been ranked 146th among the top universities in the world, according to the Center for World University Rankings.

Based in Saudi-Arabia, the CWUR scores universities around the globe and has published these rankings since 2012.

The consulting organization uses eight objective categories to rank the world’s top 1000 universities:

Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university’s size [25%]

Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have held CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to the university’s size [25%]

Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals [25%]

Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable journals [5%]

Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals [5%]

Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers [5%]

Broad Impact, measured by the university’s h-index [5%]

Patents, measured by the number of international patent filings [5%]

Founded in 1969, UAB currently has an undergraduate enrollment of about 12,000 students. The 2015 edition of Best Colleges in National Universities listed UAB as 149th (tied) in the country.

The full listing of UAB’s scoring can be found on the CWUR website.

The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa came in at #409 on the list, Auburn University was ranked 549th, The University of Alabama in Huntsville was 752nd, and the University of South Alabama was 844th.


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