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Jacobs School ranks #9 in the world

UCSD is #2 for bioengineering, according to the annual U.S. News survey of graduate programs at U.S. universities. Overall, the Jacobs School was ranked as the 7th best public engineering school in the nation.
UCSD is #2 for bioengineering, according to the annual U.S. News survey of graduate programs at U.S. universities. Overall, the Jacobs School was ranked as the 7th best public engineering school in the nation.

The Jacobs School rates 9th best in the world for engineering, technology and computer sciences, according to the Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU) published February 2007 by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The ranking is based on academic and research performance, including research citations by peers, articles published in top-tier journals, and total engineering-related research expenditures.

This is the first year the ARWU ranked by subject fields. In 2006, UCSD was ranked 13th among the world's top 1,000 universities.

The Jacobs School also received high marks in the annual U.S. News survey of graduate programs in the U.S. which was released March 31.With nearly $139 million in research support in FY06, the Jacobs School ranked 3rd in the nation for research expenditures per faculty member and 10th in the nation for total research expenditures. Overall, the Jacobs School was ranked 13th among the nation's top 191 engineering schools, and the seventh best public engineering school in the U.S.

Among the engineering specialties, the Department of Bioengineering once again ranked 2nd in the nation for biomedical engineering. Other Ph.D. programs highly ranked in the Jacobs School include: bioinformatics (13); electrical engineering and communications (17); computer engineering (17); civil and structural engineering (20); mechanical engineering (21); aerospace engineering (22); and materials science and engineering (26).

The Jacobs School's Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) was ranked 13th in the nation and rated in the top 20 for all specialties surveyed including: computer systems (9); computer science (13); theory (14), programming language (17) and artificial intelligence (19).This computer science ranking is based upon a survey conducted by U.S. News in fall 2005.