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Is your alma mater on the list?

U.S. News debuts Global Universities Rankings this week that include three Oregon schools


Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Three Oregon schools, including the University of Oregon, made U.S. News & World Reports list of the Best Global Universities.   Three Oregon schools appeared on U.S. News & World Report’s first Best Global Universities Rankings.

U.S. News on Tuesday released the ranking of the top 500 universities after assessing schools in 49 countries, creating a selective list that includes Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University and University of Oregon — 250, 267 and 268, respectively.

The publisher of U.S. News Weekly magazine, U.S. News is known for its selective rankings for universities, high schools and hospitals in the United States. Knowing how universities compare worldwide is an important piece of information, according to the U.S. News website, because more students today are enrolling in universities outside of their own country.

Thomson Reuters’ InCites (a customized, web-based evaluation tool) helped produce the rankings. An institution had to be among those that had published the most articles within the most recent five years. Other factors included accessibility in 10 languages, global research reputation, regional research reputation and a survey sent to academics in the Thomson Reuters’ database of published research.

The top 10 universities on the list, from first to 10th: Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), California Institute of Technology, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Chicago and Columbia University.

Countries with a large number of ranked schools included Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain and Sweden.

To view the rankings, visit www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities.

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