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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was ranked 10th in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology in the recently released 2019 QS World University Rankings.

UNC was ranked 21st in the same category in 2018. Among American universities, Carolina’s pharmacy and pharmacology programs rank fourth overall.

The QS World University Rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 48 subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.    

Four factors are used to create the rating:

  • A survey of over 83,000 academics worldwide
  • A survey of 42,000 graduate employers
  • A measure of Scopus citations per faculty member
  • H-index score, which measures productivity and impact of scholars

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is also recognized as the top-ranked pharmacy school in the country by the U.S. News & World Report.

In the last 15 years, the School has increased external research funding by over 800 percent. The School is home to the Eshelman Institute for Innovation and maintains partnerships with industry leaders, top-ranked international schools of pharmacy through the PharmAlliance, and various interprofessional degree programs. The School boasts an $85 million endowment and brings in $38 million annually in research grants.

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