The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has released its annual list of the top 500 universities in the world, including UMBC as one of 146 American universities recognized. The list features prominent universities from around the globe, including many in Great Britain, Germany and China.
The ARWU is produced by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. It is based on six indicators, including prestigious scholarships (number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals); influence and citations (number of highly cited researchers and number of articles indexed in Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index); and research publications (number of articles published in Nature and Science).
UMBC is one of three University System of Maryland institutions included in the rankings, in addition to the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Click here to see the full rankings.
This announcement follows UMBC’s recognition by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) in July.