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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa moved up two spots in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Ranking released September 26.

UH Mānoa advanced to 61 from 63 in the nation, representing its best showing ever in the highly regarded data provider’s annual ranking of academic and research excellence. According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are more than 3,000 four-year universities in the nation.

UH Mānoa is gratified by our continuous upward movement on the ranking, especially in the realm of research that so positively impacts Hawaiʻi and the world,” said David Lassner, UH Mānoa interim chancellor.

The flagship of the 10-campus UH System maintains its international ranking in the 201–250 tier. There are approximately 4,000 international research institutions, according to Essential Science Indicators and at least 26,000 universities in the world.

College of Education among top in the world

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education (COE) ranked in the top 25 percent of the education programs in the world by Times Higher Education. The college ranked 97 out of 428 universities surveyed worldwide.

COE Dean Nathan Murata said, “We are proud to receive ongoing recognition for our college’s amazing programs. This latest ranking is a testament to our outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni who are committed to excellence, innovation, diversity and inclusion in teaching, research and service.”

The education ranking expanded to include 428 universities this year, up from 100 in 2017 when the organization began highlighting universities that are leading across education, teacher training and academic studies in education subjects. COE placed 86 in the ranking last year.

Read more on the College of Education website.

Times Higher Education is the only global university ranking that evaluates research-intensive universities across all core missions—teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

For more information on rankings, see the Mānoa Institutional Research Office website.