Powerhouse of Research: UMass Ranked 19th in World
Once again, University of Massachusetts has been ranked one of the best universities in the world by the Times of London. The Times released their list of the top 100 universities in the world, ranked on their reputation for teaching and research. UMass was ranked 19th, tied with University College London, and ahead of the Ivy League schools University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. UMass also bested Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, and Northwestern University in the rankings.
UMass trustees chairman James Karam said the survey indicated that the University's reputation for excellence echoes across the globe." He was particularly heartened by this stamp of approval as graduate of UMass.
UMass was the 13th highest American institution on the list, and the only behind Harvard and MIT for schools in New England. This is the first time that the Times has ranked the world's universities based solely on their reputation. A key feature of the survey was the opportunity for respondents to highlight the strongest universities in their specific fields, selecting from hundreds of disciplines and thousands of institutions.
The reputation rankings are drawn from the same survey results used to create the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2010. Last fall, the University of Massachusetts system placed 56th in the world on the annual rankings. It was the only public university in New England to make that list, and the 14th highest-rated American public University.