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Students at UH Manoa

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa offers world-class excellence across multiple subject areas, according to the 2018 United Kingdom-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) international rankings, considered one of the most prestigious ranking entities in higher education.

UH‘s flagship campus was considered in all 48 subjects that the QS ranking evaluated. QS made a special comment on Mānoa’s academic and research excellence that “it is very unusual for an institution to qualify for consideration in all 48 subjects.”

“This is further proof that Hawaiʻi is home to one of the world’s great research institutions that provides an amazing array of opportunities for students from here and abroad,” said UH Mānoa Interim Chancellor David Lassner. “It also shows that the university offers one of the best and most comprehensive academic and research opportunities to our undergraduate and graduate students.”

QS considered the top 4,500 universities, out of more than 20,000 institutions for higher education in the world, and evaluated them by subjects on four criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and the h-index, which measures both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar.

Among the 48 subjects, UH Mānoa is ranked in 14: earth science, linguistics, environmental sciences, physics, languages, philosophy, English, agriculture, biology, medicine, communication, education, sociology and economics. Earth science and linguistics are ranked in the range of 51-100 internationally. In the broad subject areas, UH Mānoa was rated 325th in the world in natural sciences, 431st internationally in arts and humanities, and in the 401-450 range in life sciences and medicine globally.

For a complete list of QS‘s subject rankings and how UH Mānoa places in other rankings, see the Mānoa Institutional Research Office website.

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