SOEST oceanography, geosciences among world’s best in international rankings

With the release of two international academic rankings in late June, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa continues to receive recognition for being among the best universities in the world. There are more than 26,000 international institutes of higher education, according to the Ranking Web of World Universities.

Shanghai ranking

The oceanography department in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) is the ninth best in the world, according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2019 Academic Ranking of Academic Subjects. Other highly rated departments are earth sciences in SOEST and communications in the College of Social Sciences, which were both in the 51–75 bracket and atmospheric sciences in SOEST was in the top 100.

Shanghai’s overall world university ranking is expected in August.

NTU ranking

National Taiwan University (NTU) Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities ranks SOEST’s geosciences at 37 and UH Mānoa space science at 39.

The NTU ranking employs bibliometric (statistical) methods to analyze and rate the world’s top 500 universities, which were selected from more than 4,000 research institutions listed in the Essential Science Indicators.

See the Mānoa Institutional Research Office website for complete and up-to-date rankings.

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