Foster among the elite research institutions in Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Foster School’s Department of Finance faculty in 2018.

The University of Washington Foster School of Business has become a fixture among the most productive and influential research institutions in the world. The latest evidence of this comes in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

This annual ranking lists Foster #10 in the world and #8 in the United States for research in the area of business administration.

For research in finance, Foster is ranked #10 in the world and #10 among U.S. business schools.

And for research in management, Foster is ranked #22 in the world and #10 in the U.S.

All three rankings represent incremental improvements in Foster’s global scholarly standing from the previous year’s Academic Ranking.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities, published since 2009 by the independent Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, rates more than 1,000 universities worldwide for overall scholarly performance—and in a multitude of subject areas within the natural sciences, life sciences, medical sciences, social sciences and engineering.

The Foster School’s Department of Management and Organization faculty.

The subject area rankings weigh several indicators of academic or research performance. These factors include number of publications in top journals, number of citations, degree of international collaboration, number of major awards won, and per capita academic performance from the period between 2014 and 2018.

In the area of business administration, Foster scored especially high for publications in top journals and citations (indicating superior quantity, quality and influence). In finance, Foster excelled in citations and number of publications in top journals. In management, Foster scored highest in citations.

The 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities places the University of Washington at #16 overall, in league with the world’s top echelon of research institutions.

Earlier this year, Financial Times ranked the Foster School faculty #6 in the world and #1 among U.S. public business schools for its publishing record in the 50 most influential academic journals—across business topics—over the past three years.