UAB is ranked the top young university in the United States for the second year in a row — and No. 12 worldwide — in the Times Higher Education (THE) 2019 Young University Rankings.
THE university rankings — among the world’s most comprehensive, balanced and trusted — are considered a vital resource trusted by academics, students, their families, industry and governments globally.
“The dedication and hard work of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and community supporters have once again enabled this prestigious recognition for our great institution,” said President Ray Watts. “All of these groups continue to contribute to our growing momentum. Together, we continue to make tremendous strides in education, research and every pillar of our mission, in keeping with UAB’s shared values of collaboration, excellence and achievement. I celebrate and share this tremendous honor with our UAB community, and I express our sincere thanks to all of those who came before us and formed the strong foundation we work tirelessly every day to honor and build upon.”
”I celebrate and share this tremendous honor with our UAB community, and I express our sincere thanks to all of those who came before us and formed the strong foundation we work tirelessly every day to honor and build upon.”~ President Ray Watts
Times Higher Education ranked more than 300 institutions from 60 different countries in this year’s Young University Rankings, which employ the same rigorous indicators as the World University Rankings across their teaching, research, citations, international outlooks and industry outcomes. Universities 50 years of age and younger are eligible to be included.
UAB, which spans more than 100 city blocks — roughly a quarter of downtown Birmingham — is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. With almost 22,000 students and more than 23,000 faculty and staff, UAB is the largest single employer in Alabama, and its annual economic impact exceeds $7.15 billion. It boasts many nationally ranked programs, including 16 graduate and professional programs in the schools of Health Professions, Nursing, Medicine, Engineering, Education, Business and Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences ranked in the 2020 U.S. News Best Graduate School Rankings. The Master’s in Health Administration program in the School of Health Professions received the No. 1 ranking as the nation’s best.
“It’s quite remarkable the positive, global change our university has accomplished in 50 short years in education, research, innovation, economic development, community engagement and patient care.”~ Provost Pam Benoit
“We expect our growth to continue, and our strategic plan, Forging the Future, will continue to enhance our ability to meet the opportunities and the challenges we will face,” said Provost Pam Benoit. “It’s quite remarkable the positive, global change our university has accomplished in 50 short years in education, research, innovation, economic development, community engagement and patient care. Our faculty are among the best in the United States, and our rigorous and diverse curriculum is appealing to students, especially in today’s higher-education environment.”
“To be recognized again by Times Higher Education is a tremendous honor for our institution,” said Suzanne Austin, UAB senior international officer. “Global recognitions — especially those as prestigious and respected as Times Higher Education — are another reason international students choose UAB as their educational home.”