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27 November 2023

UW School of Dentistry ranked No. 12 in latest global survey

The University of Washington School of Dentistry maintains its high global standing, ranking 12th in the world among dental schools in the 2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by ShanghaiRanking.

The No. 12 rank is down five spots from the 2022 global ranking of seventh. The University of Michigan maintains the global No. 1 ranked dental school, with six of the top 10 schools hailing from the United States. The School of Dentistry comes in as the No. 8 ranked U.S. dental school.

“Although the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking is not our main focus, it is one metric by which dental schools are assessed,” said Dean André Ritter. “We will keep this ranking in mind as we continue to grow and set goals as a school.”

ShanghaiRanking’s annual survey, conducted by researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is based heavily on research performance and reputation, as indicated by peer-reviewed journal citations and other metrics.

The School of Dentistry joins seven other University of Washington subjects ranked in the top 15 globally, including two other health science departments in public health (No. 5) and clinical medicine (No. 9). The UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences was yet again ranked No. 1 in the world.

The School of Dentistry has historically placed a strong emphasis on research, not only by faculty and full-time researchers but by students as well. The school also offers a DDS/PhD track that lets students pursue advanced research after earning their dental degree. When the ShanghaiRankings are organized by their indicators, the School of Dentistry ranks ninth in the Awards category and 24th in the Q1 category for number of papers published in journals with Q1 Journal Impact Factor.

“Only 27 total points separate us from the top five schools, which I believe is an achievable goal in the next five years,” Dean Ritter. “Thanks to the dedication of our faculty, staff, and students, we are strongly positioned to continue to grow our research programs, enhance our predoctoral and graduate education, and advance oral health for all in the state and region.”

Earlier this year the School of Dentistry was ranked eighth in the U.S. and 24th in the world by Britain’s Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) educational organization.

Source: https://dental.washington.edu/

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