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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is rated 326 among international universities, according to the 2020 London-based Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QSWUR). The QSWUR is the rating system most referenced by international students, according to the Hobsons educational consulting services company.

QSWUR reviews the top 20,000 universities around the world, evaluating them on factors such as academic and employer reputation, and number of research citations per paper.

UH Mānoa’s overall ranking follows stellar individual subject matter ratings for academics and research released earlier this year by QSWUR. In February, UH Mānoa was rated 242 in the world in Arts and Humanities, 277 in Natural Sciences and in the 401–450 range in Life Science and Medicine, placing the university in the top 1 percent internationally in all categories.

“We are gratified that UH Mānoa continues to be recognized internationally for excellence in education and research, especially since QSWUR is often consulted by international students seeking a quality higher education,” said Provost Michael Bruno. “These accolades are a direct reflection of our faculty and staff, who work so hard every day to provide enriching student experiences in our classrooms, research labs and throughout campus.”

Launched in 2004, QSWUR is built on four pillars of measurements: research, teaching, internationalization and employability, which seeks the unique insight of what employers think of the universities that produce graduates for the workforce.

The academic survey uses in excess of 75,000 responses in its analysis; the employer survey depends on more than 40,000 responses, which makes for a market leading sample size.

For other national and international rankings recognizing UH Mānoa, see the Mānoa Institutional Research Office website.