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University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Ranked 9th in the World

San Diego, CA, November 3, 2009 -- The University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is the 9th best in the world for engineering/technology and 15th in the world for computer sciences, according to an academic ranking of the top 100 world universities published by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU) in engineering are based on academic and research performance. Indicators considered include: number of researchers highly cited for their work in engineering, computer science and materials science; articles indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded; percentage of articles by faculty published in top-tier journals; and total engineering-related research expenditures.

World Ranking 2009
The University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is the 9th best in the world for engineering/technology and 15th in the world for computer sciences, according to an academic ranking of the top 100 world universities published by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
A total 1000 international institutions were scanned, and the top 100 engineering institutions were ranked. All of the top 10 universities for engineering/technology and the computer sciences are based in the United States:

 

                    1   Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

                    2   Stanford University

                    3   University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

                    3   University of California Berkeley

                    5   Carnegie Mellon University

                    6   University of Michigan Ann Arbor

                    7   University of Texas Austin

                    8   Georgia Institute of Technology

                    9   University of California San Diego

                   10   Pennsylvania State University - University Park

Other fields in which UC San Diego is ranked among the world’s elite universities include:

Life and Agriculture Sciences (14th); Chemistry (17th); Physics (24th); Economics/Business (20th); Natural Sciences and Mathematics (28th);  Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy (24th); and Social Sciences (24th.)

In 2009, UC San Diego was ranked 14th among the world’s top 1,000 universities.

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