Rice research in two subject areas ranked among world’s top 35

Two areas of research at Rice University are ranked among the world’s top 35 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Global Universities.

image of globe held in two handsRice is tied for No. 31 among the 250 best global universities for materials science with the University of Washington in Seattle and China’s Harbin Institute of Technology. Rice is No. 33 among the 250 best global universities for physics.

These subject-specific rankings are based on academic research performance, including number of research papers published and citations, along with global and regional reputation in that subject.

Other subjects at Rice that made U.S. News’ global rankings were chemistry (No. 62), computer science (tied for No. 99), engineering (tied for No. 108), mathematics (tied for No. 125) and biology and biochemistry (tied for No. 243).

As an institution, Rice is No. 84 among the best 750 global universities, which were ranked on the basis of global and regional reputation, academic research performance using bibliometric indicators, and data on faculty and Ph.D. graduates.

The rankings are available here.


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