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UMD Named Top 50 Global University by U.S. News & World Report

October 27, 2017

Jennifer Burroughs, 301-405-4621

COLLEGE PARK, Md. --  The University of Maryland has been ranked No. 50 among 1,250 universities in the world in a new ranking out this week based on academic research performance and global reputation. 

In addition, UMD’s Geosciences and Physics programs both scored in the top 20 across the globe in their subject. 

The 2018 Best Global Universities methodology is based on several key measures of quality, including global & regional research reputation, publications, books, conferences, international collaboration and citations. 

With 221 universities ranked, the United States led the rankings on the overall and subject-specific lists, which include institutions from 74 total countries. UMD is one of two Maryland schools in the top 50, with John’s Hopkins landing at No. 12.

The full U.S. News & World Report Global University rankings are available here.