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School of Dentistry's world ranking moves up to second

U-M still rated as top U.S. School of Dentistry in annual QS survey

Ann Arbor, Mich., May 10, 2016 – The University of Michigan School of Dentistry remains the top dental school in the United States and has moved up to second in the world, according to new annual rankings released by an international publication that rates universities.

The 2016 rankings by QS World University Rankings moved the School of Dentistry up two spots from its fourth-place world ranking last year.

“The School of Dentistry has a 140-year tradition of leading the way in dental education,” said Dr. Laurie McCauley, dean of the School of Dentistry. “We are committed to providing the best possible environment for our students to engage in an education as unique as they are; for our faculty to be creative scholars; and for our staff to fulfill their goals.”

The rankings are a publication of the British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Company, which surveys universities in 42 subjects based on academic and institutional reputation and research impact.  Rankings are based on these categories: academic reputation from a global survey (40 percent), faculty/student ratio (20 percent), research citations per faculty (20 percent), employer reputation (10 percent), proportion of international students (5 percent), and proportion of international faculty (5 percent). 

“This recognition is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of an outstanding group of students, a world-class faculty and exceptional staff,” said Dr. Renée E. Duff, assistant dean for student services. “Working together we continually strive to be the leaders and best in teaching, research, service and patient care.”

More information and the list of the top 50 dental schools in the world can be found on the QS website here.