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The Scripps Research Institute ranked first worldwide in science, SD Union Tribune

We’re thrilled to announce that our partners at The Scripps Research Institute were just named number one in the world in science!

The Scripps Research Institute ranks first worldwide in the quality and impact of its science, besting world-renowned research centers such as MIT, the National Institutes of Health and Stanford Universityaccording to a report by the top-tier scientific journal Nature.

Privately held TSRI scored the highest impact for its research on semisynthetic life, Ebola and HIV, according to the report.

Further boosting San Diego’s science reputation, the University of California San Diego placed 14th on the report’s list of the top 200 public and private institutions. Two other California institutions, Stanford and UC San Francisco, placed in the top 20, giving California a total of four spots.

Ratings were adjusted for number of faculty, said Jamie Williamson, TSRI’s executive vice president of research and academics. Scripps Research has about 150 faculty members in its La Jolla headquarters and 50 more in Florida; small compared to a giant like MIT, he said.”

Click here to read the full article by Bradley J. Fikes at the San Diego Union Tribune.