Carnegie Mellon University
November 20, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University 10th in Physical Sciences in Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015-2016

By Jocelyn Duffy

Carnegie Mellon University 10th in Physical Sciences in Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015-2016 Carnegie Mellon University 10th in Physical Sciences in Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015-2016

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Mellon University has been named among the top 10 universities worldwide for physical sciences in the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The number 10 ranking reflects the university’s excellence in areas including chemistry, mathematics and physics.

For the rankings, Times Higher Education magazine evaluates universities from around the globe on 13 performance indicators, including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international impact. Universities are judged based on quantitative measures like the number of research publications and citations by faculty, faculty to student ratios, amount of research funding, and the results of an academic reputation survey that was answered by approximately 10,000 scholars from 142 countries.

The physical sciences rankings in particular rate the performance of universities worldwide in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, crystallography, earth sciences, mathematics and statistics, meteorology and atmospheric sciences, nanotechnology, physics, polymer science and other topics. Carnegie Mellon is home to highly regarded programs in many of these fields, excelling in interdisciplinary research that spans departments and colleges. World-renowned research in the physical sciences at Carnegie Mellon is carried out by scientists in the Mellon College of Science, College of Engineering, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and School of Computer Science, as well as by centers like the McWilliams Center for Cosmology, the Center for Macromolecular Engineering, the Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology and the Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies.

For the rankings, Times Higher Education magazine evaluates universities from around the globe on 13 performance indicators, including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international impact. Universities are judged based on quantitative measures like the number of research publications and citations by faculty, faculty to student ratios, amount of research funding, and the results of an academic reputation survey that was answered by approximately 10,000 scholars from 142 countries.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are published every year by the British education magazine. Carnegie Mellon University also ranks 22nd in the magazine’s overall university rankings, 10th in Engineering and Technology, and among the top 100 in Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities.

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