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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is in the top 1 percent of more than 26,000 worldwide universities, according to the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released on September 2.

Times Higher Education ranked UH Mānoa in the 201–250 tier internationally. That tier includes University of California, Santa Cruz, University of Utah and University of Iowa. UH Mānoa is ahead of University of California, Riverside (251–300), Boston College (301–350) and University of Oregon (301–350). UH Mānoa is No. 60 in the ranking of all U.S. institutions.

“Higher education is vital for the social and economic success of our state. That is now more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our UH Mānoa community is showing its resilience and proving how important our institution is to help shape a positive future for Hawaiʻi,” UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno said. “The latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings recognize the continued excellence of our faculty, staff and students.”

Times Higher Education considered more than 1,500 universities of the more than 26,000 institutions worldwide to be eligible for its rankings and is regarded as one of the leading national and international university rankings focused on research and academic excellence.

Rankings methodology

UH Mānoa received high marks in five categories Times Higher Education assesses to rank institutions.

Teaching evaluates the learning environment and incorporates factors such as teaching reputation and doctoral degrees awarded to academic staff. Research factors in research reputation, publications per staff and research income.

The remaining categories are citation impact, which indicates the research influence from an institution; international outlook, which factors in the number of international staff, students and research collaborations; and industry income, as a metric of the transfer of knowledge.

Other rankings

UH Mānoa also received these notable rankings:

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

—By Marc Arakaki

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