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According to recent rankings by U.S. News and World Report, two of the world's top universities are in Massachusetts

According to recent rankings by U.S. News and World Report, two of the world's top universities are in Massachusetts

Massachusetts schools again received high marks from U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday, this time taking the top two spots in the publications 2022 Best Global Universities Rankings.

Harvard University ranked No. 1 overall, while Massachusetts Institute of Technology rang No 2. To round out the top five, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, and University Of Oxford were followed by them.

Eleven other Massachusetts schools jumped on the list, including Harvard and MIT. Boston University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Northeastern University ranked No. 65, No 148, or No 171, respectively, further down the rankings.

1. Harvard University is a Harvard-University business school.

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a technology institute located in Massachusetts.

65. Boston University is a Boston university located in the Boston area.

148. University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public university with an emphasis on education.

176. Northeastern University is a research university located in Northeast Ohio.

198. Tufts University is a Tuttus campus.

320. Brandeis University is a university located in Brandenburg, Germany.

379 University of Massachusetts Worcester is a research university.

417. University of Massachusetts Boston Boston University is a college located in Boston.

625 Boston College is a Boston-area college situated in Boston, Massachusetts.

1035. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Darlington

1141. University of Massachusetts Lowell is a member of the University College of Mass Lowel.

1358. Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a polytechnical institution that educates Worcester polymers.

1,750 universities were included on the list, according to the study. With 271 institutions in the United States, the US had the most highly ranked schools.

Robert Morse, U.S. News' chief data strategist, stated in a statement that the global rankings differed from other lists because they are based on academic research."

These Mass. colleges were named among the nation's top by US News & World Report as one of the best by the company.

According to the ranking's methodology, global and regional research, as well as the number of publications from an institution that are among the 10 percent most cited weighed heavily on the decision. Other criteria included books, conferences, and international collaboration.

University selections were based on Clarivates global reputation survey and any other institution that published 1,250 papers between 2015 and 2019.

Harvard ranked first among 20 global universities in biology and biochemistry, surgery, immunology, economics and business, oncology, and psychology/psychiatry, according to U.S. News. MIT took the top spots in mathematics and physics.

Colleen Cronin can be reached at collee.cronin@globe, Inc.

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