Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Penn State Ranked One Of World's Top Universites

Penn State has been ranked as one of the top universities in the world, according to the new analysis announced from the Times Higher Education World Rankings. Penn State is ranked 51st in the world, joining schools from England, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Sweden, Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore at the top of the list.
"Our table of the top 200 represents approximately the top 1 percent of higher education institutions worldwide, so securing a place within it is an outstanding achievement," said Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education World University Rankings. "To do so, a university must score highly across our full range of indicators, and indeed Penn State performed consistently impressively throughout."
According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings website, these rankings of the top universities across the globe employ 13 separate performance indicators designed to capture the full range of university activities, from teaching to research to knowledge transfer. These 13 elements are brought together into five headline categories, which are:
-- Teaching: the learning environment (worth 30 per cent of the overall ranking score)
-- Research: volume, income and reputation (worth 30 per cent)
-- Citations: research influence (worth 30 per cent)
-- Industry income: innovation (worth 2.5 per cent)
-- International outlook: staff and research (worth 7.5 per cent).
"On teaching, we have five separate indicators, collectively worth about a third of the overall ranking score. Times Higher Education’s rankings are the only world rankings that take a serious look at teaching," Baty said in a news release about the survey.
To view the rankings, visit http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/ online.

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