New Reputational Survey by the <i>Times of London</i> Ranks UMass 19th Best University in the World

March 11, 2011

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AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts is ranked 19th in the world based on reputation for teaching and research, according to a new Times of London survey released March 10.

The Times of London’s 2011 World Reputation Rankings are based on a survey of more than 13,000 academic experts in 131 countries. The rankings are described as the first of its kind looking solely at the reputations of institutions for excellence in teaching and research.

In addition to placing 19th in the world, the five-campus UMass system is the 13th-highest ranked American university, according to the reputation-based survey.

Last fall, UMass was ranked 56th on the Times of London’s 2010 World University Rankings, which are based on a formula that considers the quality and scope of teaching, research, research citations, industry income and the international mix of students and staff at each institution.

The Times of London also ranks UMass in the top 50 universities by subject area, including 26th in engineering and technology, 36th among clinical, pre-clinical and health universities, and 37th in arts and humanities.