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More than 25 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa subject areas earned international honors, including a top 10 national performance by the Department of Linguistics, according to the 2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

UH Mānoa placed in the nation’s top 20 and the world’s top 100 in five narrow subject areas:

  • Linguistics: No. 10 U.S., No. 19 worldwide
  • Anthropology: No. 18 U.S., No. 51–100 worldwide
  • Geophysics: No. 19 U.S., No. 44 worldwide
  • Geology: No. 19 U.S., No. 44 worldwide
  • Earth and marine sciences: No. 20 U.S., No. 51–100 worldwide

In addition, UH’s flagship campus ranked in 17 other narrow subject areas, all in the nation’s top 100.

UH Mānoa also received the following broad subject area rankings: arts and humanities (No. 33 U.S., No. 125 worldwide), natural sciences (No. 50 U.S., No. 225 worldwide), social sciences and management (No. 71 U.S., No. 393 worldwide), and life sciences and medicine (No. 100 U.S., No. 400 worldwide).

UK-based QS is considered one of the most highly regarded ranking entities in higher education. QS selected 1,594 institutions to evaluate out of more than 25,000 colleges and universities for its 2023 World University Rankings by Subject using the following factors: academic and employer reputation, research citations per paper, international research network and the h-index, which measures the productivity and impact of an academic researcher or department.

International recognition

These rankings are the latest in a series of high marks from QS. In QS’s latest World University Rankings released in June 2023, UH Mānoa placed No. 66 nationally and No. 386 out of more than 25,000 colleges and universities worldwide (or the top 2%).

Recent rankings

UH Mānoa also received these notable rankings:

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

—By Marc Arakaki

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