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Prestigious New Rankings Name UC San Diego 35th Best University in World

Campus moves up six spots in Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings

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The University of California San Diego is named the 35th best university in the world, according to Times Higher Education which released its World Reputation Rankings today. The campus moved up six spots compared to last year’s list.

“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.”

UC San Diego has dominated academic world rankings in recent months. The campus was ranked the world’s 14th best university for the third consecutive year by the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities. UC San Diego was also named the 21st best by the Center for the World University Rankings, and UC San Diego took the No. 19 spot in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s global ranking of universities.

For more information on the campus’s rankings, go to UC San Diego’s Campus Profile. For more information on the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, click here.

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