UAB Ranked in Top Eight Percent of Global Universities

Jan 14, 2023 at 01:18 pm by kbarrettalley

UAB’s research and reputation land it among the top institutions in the world.


Based on an exceptional academic research portfolio and its global and regional reputation, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been ranked in the top eight percent of global universities and as the highest-ranked school in Alabama. The ranking is detailed in a new report from U.S. News & World Report that spotlights the Best Global Universities rankings for the 2022-2023 year.

“UAB’s continued ascent in these data-driven rankings speaks to our ever-increasing global competitiveness in research and innovation,” said UAB President Ray Watts.

UAB placed 57th out of 280 ranked schools in the United States, or in the top 20 percent of included American universities. UAB was included as one of just 106 U.S. schools in the top 500, with a regional research reputation ranking of 66, up four places from the 2021-2022 list.

Of note, UAB ranked in seven areas in the top 100 globally, all part of the Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine. Rankings and areas include:

34: Best Global Universities for Surgery

42: Best Global Universities for Clinical Medicine

45: Best Global Universities for Infectious Diseases

59: Best Global Universities for Immunology

64: Best Global Universities for Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems (tie)

64: Best Global Universities for Oncology (tie)o 

70: Best Global Universities for Endocrinology and Metabolism


The Best Global Universities methodology is based on data provided by Clarivate, rather than gathered directly from the institutions by U.S. News. Rankings were calculated using bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and highly cited papers rather than data about specific programs.


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