UC San Diego has been named the 35th best university in the world according to the new Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings list, moving up six spots from last year.
“We are pleased UC San Diego’s reputation continues to grow as a world-class university that provides an outstanding education and pushes the frontiers of knowledge to improve our local and global communities,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “UC San Diego’s ranking as a global leader is a reflection of our dynamic students, faculty and staff, who foster a culture of collaboration, spark discoveries and transform lives.”
According to Times Higher Education, “the 2016 World Reputation Rankings employ the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands, based on the judgement of senior, published academics––the people, the organization believes, are best placed to know the most about excellence in universities.”
For the third year in a row the campus has also been ranked the world’s 14th best university by the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The university was named the 21st best by the Center for the World University Rankings and was 19th in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s global ranking of universities.