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School of Public Health Earns Global Ranking 

Beth Feingold (center) of the School of Public Health is leading a project to evaluate the food system in N.Y. and determine how food that would otherwise go to waste can get into the hands of the residents who need it. Research projects and partnerships are two factors in the recently-released Shanghai Rankings.

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 16, 2019) – The School of Public Health has been recognized as one of the best in the world by a new global ranking, placing it among the likes of Dartmouth, University of Minnesota, and George Washington University.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also called the Shanghai Rankings, released the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 – Public Health earlier this month.

UAlbany SPH is tied for 8th place of the U.S. public institutions ranked. On the overall list of 500 schools of public health from around the the world, UAlbany SPH is tied for 51st with several well-known and highly-regarded institutions.

The ARWU for public health ratings calculates rankings based on research publications and global partnerships – both areas where SPH intentionally focuses significant efforts.

“The School of Public Health has a number of priorities aimed at providing our students with the educational and experiential learning opportunities that will prepare them to be the next generation of public health leaders,” said Dean David Holtgrave. “This includes working with organizations across the world and maintaining a diverse portfolio of funded research – something especially important at a Research I institution such as UAlbany.”

Holtgrave also notes that UAlbany’s partnership with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is crucial to the quality of the education offered at SPH.

“Our more than three-decade partnership with the Department of Health is truly invaluable,” he said. “Many NYSDOH scientists hold faculty appointments, collaborate with us on research and provide a wide variety of opportunities for students – including at the world renowned Wadsworth Center.”

To see the full list of rankings, visit the AWRU’s website.


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