AMHERST, Mass. – The linguistics department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ranks second worldwide in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which were released Feb 28. The department rose from No. 3 last year, surpassing Harvard University for the second spot behind MIT.
The sport management department in the Isenberg School of Management is 29th in the rankings, which are informed by the opinion of 170,000 academics and 158,000 global employers, together with the analysis of millions of research papers and citations in the Scopus bibliometric database.
“Once again, the scope and breadth of research and teaching by our outstanding linguistics department has earned international recognition as one of the top programs in the world,” says UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. “Our campus is also proud of the impressive showing by our sport management department and all of the programs that are among the top 100 worldwide.”
The QS World University Rankings by Subject analyze 48 disciplines at 1,130 institutions in 151 countries. UMass Amherst is 249th in the worldwide university rankings. Among the top 100 programs worldwide, UMass Amherst is ranked in agriculture, anthropology, archaeology, chemical engineering, and development studies.
Within the five broad subject areas used by QS, UMass Amherst is 156th in arts and humanities, 206th in natural sciences, 261st in engineering and technology, 306th in social sciences and management, and 317th in life sciences and medicine.
This year, UMass Amherst is also ranked internationally in the top 150 programs for chemistry, communication, computer science, economics, English, environmental sciences, languages, materials science, and psychology.
Among the top 200 programs around the globe, UMass Amherst is ranked for accounting and finance, architecture, biology, civil engineering, physics, politics, sociology, and statistics.
UMass Amherst is also among the top 250 programs in electrical engineering and top 300 in mathematics. The university is also among the top 350 in mechanical engineering.