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
Four college basketball coaches were among those facing federal charges Tuesday in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, including former SDSU assistant coach Tony Bland now of the University of Southern California.
A woman who was hit by a pick-up Friday night as she crossed Encinitas Boulevard to catch a train remained in critical condition on Tuesday.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday a proposal banning certain items that could be used as weapons in unincorporated areas where border wall prototypes are set to be constructed.
Firefighters working in steep canyons Tuesday got help from retardant-dropping aircraft flying around-the-clock as they saved homes from a smoky blaze that surged through suburban canyons in Southern California and sent hundreds scrambling for safety.
A Solana Beach surf instructor will compete against 17 other castaways for a one million dollar prize in the upcoming season of CBS' Survivor.
A 29-year-old man was stabbed to death at a City Heights homeless encampment and a woman was hospitalized Tuesday with a stab wound from the same attack as police searched for the assailant, authorities said.
The City of Chula Vista is making a push to hire more officers as the city's population continues to steadily grow and the police department said it does not have enough officers to keep pace.