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
An airline flight out of San Diego was diverted to Phoenix due to reports of an unknown odor in the cabin Sunday.
A 33-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday in the Oak Park community of San Diego.
A suspect remains at large after an argument led to a man being slashed with a knife in Lakeside on Saturday night, deputies said.
A 30-year-old man in the North Park community of San Diego suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist who abandoned his vehicle, police said.
Cooler than normal temperatures continued through the weekend. Warmer and sunnier conditions are expected Monday and Tuesday away from the coast.
In a ceremony at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park, people paid homage to those who lost their lives in service to our great nation.
A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a "non-combat related" incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense said Friday.
Authorities Friday released the name of a lawman who opened fire on an assault suspect who allegedly charged him with a machete over his head in a busy intersection near Grossmont Center mall.
Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County are planning to crack down on drunken driving over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.