UMass Amherst Highly Rated in 15 Areas by ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject’
May 9, 2013
Contact: Ed Blaguszewski 413/545-0444
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst is among the top 200 schools worldwide in 15 of the 30 subject areas evaluated in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject, which was published May 8.
The company evaluated 2,858 universities around the globe and ranked 678 institutions based on academic and employer reputation surveys, citations per faculty indicators and a new H-index that attempts to measure both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar according to the most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications.
UMass Amherst’s linguistics department is ranked No. 8 in the world, up six places from last year.
UMass Amherst also ranks 44th in the agriculture and forestry area, reflecting the campus’ strengths in resource economics, environmental conservation, food science, and veterinary and animal sciences. The campus was also in the top 100 schools for chemical engineering and materials science.
The rankings also placed UMass Amherst in the top 150 universities for chemistry, computer science, English language and literature, earth and marine sciences, and environmental sciences.
Among the top 200 schools, UMass Amherst was cited for philosophy, psychology, geography, communication and media studies, and sociology. UMass was also ranked for the first time for economics and econometrics, placing among the top 200 schools.
For more information, visit www.iu.qs.com/university-rankings/subject-tables/