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UC San Diego among the world's best universities

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LA JOLLA (CNS) - UC San Diego was named the 14th best university in the world Tuesday in the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The list by China's ShanghaiRanking Consultancy emphasizes the quality of faculty and research.

UCSD's ranking has held steady at No. 14 the past four years.

Harvard ranked as the world's best university, followed by Stanford and UC Berkeley.

San Diego State University was lumped into a category between 401 and 500 where the schools were listed alphabetically.

Among the criteria were the number of:

-- alumni who won the Nobel Prize or Fields Medal;

-- faculty who earned the Nobel Prize or Fields Medal;

-- highly cited researchers in 21 broad subject categories;

-- papers published in the journals Nature and Science;

-- papers indexed in Science Citation Index-expanded and Social Science Citation Index; and

-- per capita academic performance of an institution.

The ARWU ranked more than 1,200 universities and published the top 500.

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