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U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 11th among universities globally for its infectious diseases program. The Best Global Universities rankings, now in their seventh year, focus on academic research, publications and citations, international collaboration, and overall reputation. This is the first time infectious diseases programs have been included in the global rankings.

“This is a remarkable achievement for UNC and for the many schools, departments, centers and institutes at UNC that contribute to our infectious diseases accomplishments in the U.S. and around the globe,” says Joseph Eron, MD, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the UNC School of Medicine.

Of the top 15 infectious diseases programs, five are in the United Kingdom. UNC’s program ranked sixth among programs in the U.S.

The top 15 programs are:

  1. Harvard University
  2. Johns Hopkins University
  3. University of Oxford, UK
  4. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
  5. University of California-San Francisco
  6. University of Washington
  7. Imperial College London, UK
  8. University College London, UK
  9. Emory University (tie) 
  10. University of Cape Town, South Africa (tie)
  11. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  12. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  13. University of Pittsburgh
  14. University of Barcelona, Spain
  15. University of Liverpool, UK

See complete list of infectious diseases program rankings