Accolades for UH Mnoa’s International Research and Academic Excellence


The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has achieved global recognition in the higher education rankings. As it welcomes around 19,000 students for the fall 2023 semester, the flagship campus has secured a position in the prestigious 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. UH, Mānoa has been ranked in the range of No. 83 to 99 in the United States and No. 301 to 400 worldwide.

The ARWU rankings consider over 2,500 of the world’s best universities, with the top 1,000 being published. These rankings encompass more than 25,000 colleges and universities globally, including about 4,000 institutions in the United States. UH, Mānoa’s placement in the top 2% worldwide aligns with its consistent performance in other respected higher education ranking systems.

The Shanghai Ranking Consultancy employs a rigorous evaluation process using the following criteria:

  • Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals won by institution staff (20%)
  • Highly cited researchers (20%)
  • Papers published in Nature and Science (20%)
  • Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index (20%)
  • Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals won by institution alumni (10%)
  • Per capita academic performance of the institution (10%)

UH, Mānoa’s ranking underscores its commitment to providing high-quality, affordable education for Hawaiʻi’s people while conducting groundbreaking research with global relevance. The achievement serves as a source of pride for both incoming and returning students, highlighting the university’s stature as one of the world’s best educational institutions.

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