U.S. News & World Report has again recognized the University of Arizona as one of the world's premier academic research institutions in its Best Global Universities ranking.
The UA ranked No. 67 out of 750 higher-education institutions across nearly 60 countries in the 2016 ranking, released Tuesday. The UA was 64th in last year's inaugural list of 500 and remains the only university in Arizona to be included in the top 100.
The UA's highest ranking came from its space science program at No. 6. Recently, UA researchers were instrumental in discovering evidence of flowing water on Mars.
The UA also placed in the top 100 for its programs in geosciences (29), plant and animal sciences (32), arts and humanities (42), environment and ecology (42), social sciences and public health (65), economics and business (84), psychiatry/psychology (70), agricultural sciences (88), and neuroscience and behavior (100).
The UA's global score of 69.8 was boosted in part by its ranking in regional research reputation (37), books published (58), number of Ph.D.'s awarded (80), publications (88) and international collaboration (89).
The Best Global Universities ranking was produced to provide insight into how universities compare globally. The rankings focus specifically on schools' academic research and reputation overall and not on their separate undergraduate or graduate programs.
In September, U.S. News & World Report ranked the UA No. 121 overall and No. 58 among U.S. public universities in its Best Colleges 2016 edition.
View the complete Best Global Universities rankings at: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/rankings.