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Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple with UH Manoa students

UH Mānoa, led by Chancellor Tom Apple (center), is ranked among the top international universities in the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities. (Photo courtesy UH Mānoa)

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has once again been recognized as one of the best universities in the world.

The 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities, popularly known as the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings after the university in China that developed them, lists UH Mānoa in the second of six tiers, or between 101-150 in its ranking of 500 international universities.

“Being recognized in this second tier is a high honor, given that there are thousands of universities in the world, and the ARWU ranks 500 of them,” said UH Mānoa Chancellor Tom Apple. “It’s notable that 53 of the top 100 are American universities, so this ranking considers UH Mānoa to be between 54 and 67 in the actual ranking of universities in the U.S.”

The ARWU ranks the top 100 universities in numerical order, starting with Harvard and Stanford, then lists universities in larger groups: 101-150, 151-200, 201-300, 301-400, and 401-500.

UH Mānoa’s American peers in the ranking include the University of Virginia, while its Asian peers include the top university in Korea, Seoul National; the top university in Singapore, National University in Singapore; the top university in Taiwan, National Taiwan University; and the top university in all of Latin America, the University of Sao Paolo.

The flagship campus within the UH System also ranks ahead of schools such as Oregon State University (150-200), the University of Oregon (201-300), and Notre Dame (201-300).

No university in China is ranked in the top 150, and only seven universities in Japan are in the top 150.

— Adapted from a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa news release

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