UC San Francisco is among the top universities in the world yet again, ranking second in clinical medicine and pharmacy and fifth in life sciences in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
The annual ranking, which focuses on quality of research and faculty, has been published by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2003. The ARWU uses objective indicators for its rankings, including the number of faculty winning Nobel Prizes, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution.
This year, more than 1,200 universities were ranked, and the top 500 were published online on Aug. 15.
Overall, UCSF ranked 18th in the Top 500 list, joining eight other University of California campuses.
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