Johns Hopkins ranked among world's top 10 universities by 'U.S. News'

JHU moves up to No. 10 in publication's annual Best Global Universities rankings

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Johns Hopkins University moved up a spot to No. 10 on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the Best Global Universities, which were released today. Among U.S. schools, Hopkins ranks eighth.

JHU shares the 10th spot with Yale University and the University of Washington in Seattle. Last year, Hopkins was No. 11 on the list.

This year marks the fourth time U.S. News has published the Best Global Universities rankings, which emphasize academic research and reputation. The rankings are determined by 13 indicators, including a school's global and regional research reputation, number of publications, and its international collaborations.

The 2018 list includes 1,250 schools from 74 countries, up from 1,000 universities from 65 countries a year ago. The rankings are intended to help students who travel outside their native countries for graduate studies compare institutions around the world, U.S. News says.

Ten Johns Hopkins programs were ranked among the top 20 in the world: