MIT Scores Big in World Rankings

by Amy Marcott on July 13, 2012

in Classroom, Learning

Aerial view of campusThe QS World University Rankings for 2012 were published recently, and in addition to being #3 overall in 2011/12, MIT found its way onto several 2012 lists separated out by subject—11 times in the #1 slot. Take a look below.

Where do these lists and methodology come from, you ask? QS Quacquarelli Symonds was founded in 1990 and is a global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions.

QS launched the World University Rankings in 2004, originally in cooperation with the Times Higher Education Supplement. That partnership ended after 2009 and now the list is called the QS World University Rankings, which are published online and by media partners worldwide, including US News and World Report as the World’s Best Universities.

MIT’s 2012 ranking in various disciplines

Engineering &Technology

1: Computer science

1: Chemical engineering

1: Civil engineering

1: Electrical engineering

1: Mechanical engineering

Arts & Humanities

12: Philosophy

20: Modern languages

1: Linguistics

Life Sciences & Medicine

7: Medicine

2: Biological sciences

Natural Sciences

1: Physics & astronomy

1: Mathematics

4: Environmental sciences

7: Earth and marine sciences

1: Chemistry

1: Materials science

Social Sciences & Management

3: Statistics & operational research

17: Sociology

16: Politics & international studies

1: Economics & econometrics

2: Accounting & finance

5: Communication & media studies

MIT did not, however, place in the geography, history, English language and literature, psychology, pharmacy and pharmacology, law, or education categories. Maybe next year.

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jimmy July 14, 2012 at 1:03 pm

WOW. Bravo Bravo! u just wait till i come.

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