Columbia #3 Globally in Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Columbia University has been named #3 in Best Global Universities for Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. Columbia also captured the #7 spot in the overall Best Global Universities rankings for 2022–2023.

The U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings aim to identify both the world's top universities overall and the leading institutions in 47 key academic subject areas. These subject-specific rankings are based on academic research performance in each area, using various bibliometric measures and indicators for global and regional reputation. For cardiology, these include:

  • Publications
  • Conferences
  • Normalized citation impact
  • Total citations
  • Number of publications among the 10% most cited
  • Percentage of total publications among the 10% most cited
  • Number of highly cited papers among the top 1% most cited
  • Percentage of highly cited papers among the top 1% most cited
  • International collaboration relative to country
  • International collaboration

To be included in the ranking for cardiology, an institution must have submitted a minimum of 250 papers over the period studied for research related to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, including:

The overall and subject-based rankings serve as helpful benchmarks for comparison and provide valuable insight for students seeking to explore institutions worldwide.

About Columbia University

Columbia University has a proud history of innovation and groundbreaking research in cardiovascular medicine, having led seminal clinical trials that have changed the field of cardiology. Physician-scientists at the Seymour, Paul, and Gloria Milstein Division of Cardiology participate in over 180 currently active clinical trials and receive more than $15 million to fund discoveries in basic bench science, translational research, and clinical investigations. And Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons can point to a legacy of academic and research excellence that spans more than 250 years.

About the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities Rankings

The Best Global Universities rankings are based on academic research and overall reputation, comparing more than 2,000 of the world's top universities. U.S. News & World Report employs a separate methodology to rank the top global universities in 47 specific subject areas, partnering with analytics company Clarivate for the data and metrics used in the rankings, including bibliometric data from their Web of Science, a research platform covering more than 21,000 academic journals.