SEATTLE — Editor's note: the above video was originally published on March 2019 about the UW's cherry blossoms.

The University of Washington is again a top institution among world rankings. 

That's according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

UW ranked number 14 in the world and number 3 in U.S. public universities on the latest list.

"These rankings speak to the incredible impact of our faculty, students, and alumni whose work is opening doors to new cures and treatments and a greater understanding of everything from systems of government to the farthest reaches of the cosmos," UW President Ana Mari Cauce said.

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Shanghai Ranking Consultancy began to publish rankings 10 years ago.

The consultancy calculates its rankings based on a university’s external recognition which includes alumni and faculty winning major awards; number of highly cited researchers employed; and the number of papers published and cited. 

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