Foster named among top research institutions in Academic Ranking of World Universities

Foster’s Department of Management and Organization faculty in 2020.

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 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

This annual ranking lists Foster #15 in the world and #13 in the United States for research in the area of business administration.

For research in finance, Foster is ranked #20 in the world and #17 among US business schools.

And for research in management, Foster is ranked #24 in the world and #14 in the US.

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 Finance faculty in 2018.

The subject area rankings weigh several indicators of academic or research performance. These factors include research output (number of papers), research influence (number of citations), research quality (number of papers published in top journals), and international collaboration during the period between 2015 and 2019.

In the area of business administration, Foster scored especially high for research output, quality and influence. In finance, Foster excelled in research influence, output and quality. In management, Foster scored highest in influence.

The 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities places the University of Washington at #19 overall (#15 in the US), in league with the world’s top echelon of research institutions.

Earlier this year, Financial Times ranked the Foster School faculty #4 in the world and #1 among US public business schools for its publishing record in the 50 most influential academic journals—across business topics—over the past three years.

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