SAN DIEGO (CNS) - UC San Diego ranks as the 20th best university in the world, according to a report released Wednesday by the Saudi Arabia-based Center for World University Rankings.
The organization bases its findings on the number of alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university's size; the number of alumni who currently hold CEO positions at top companies; and the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals; among other factors.
"UC San Diego's faculty, staff, students and alumni have been influencing and contributing to our community and world through our research and education since our founding," said Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. "We are proud to be recognized as one of the world's top public universities, and we will continue to advance the frontiers of knowledge and transform lives."
UCSD ranked fifth in the world for influence, defined as the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals.
Harvard University ranked first overall, followed by Stanford. Other highly ranked California schools were UC Berkeley, seventh; the California Institute of Technology, 12th; and UCLA, 15th.
San Diego State University ranked 348th in the world and 144th in the country
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