Georgia Tech Programs Place Eighth in World University Rankings
Institute Also Moves Up in Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings
Posted March 10, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
The Georgia Institute of Technology garnered the No. 8 spot on the 2012 list of the top 100 world universities in engineering/technology and computer sciences, according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
ARWU ranks major institutions according to their academic or research performance in each of five broad subject fields according to a formula that factors in the following indicators: alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and fields medals; highly cited researchers; articles indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI); the percentage of articles published in the leading journals of each field; and engineering research expenditures.
Georgia Tech also moved up from No. 41 to No. 38 in the 2013 Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings. The reputation-only rankings are a subsidiary of the annual World University Rankings published each fall. The institute ranked No. 25 in the 2012-13 THE World University Rankings.