Posted September 16, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Publication Ranks Georgia Tech No. 2 Public U.S. Engineering and Technology University
The Georgia Institute of Technology ranked 27th among the top 200 universities recognized in the Times Higher Education Magazine’s 2010-2011 World University Rankings. Georgia Tech was the top-ranked public university from the southern United States. In addition, Georgia Tech was ranked as the No. 2 public U.S. engineering and technology university in the rankings.
The Times Higher Education, a British publication, used a new methodology for its 2010-2011 World University Rankings. It was developed after consultation with 50 sector leaders, the publication’s editorial board and website feedback. The new methodology, with data supplied by Thomson Reuters, places less importance on reputation and heritage than in previous years and gives more weight to hard measures of excellence in all three core elements of a university’s mission – research, teaching and knowledge transfer. It is also the only global ranking system that includes a section dedicated to the teaching and learning environment, including the first-ever global survey of institutions’ teaching reputations. In all, the ranking system includes 13 separate performance indicators across five broad categories:
- Teaching – the learning environment – 30 percent
- Citation impact – a normalized measure of research influence - 32.5 percent
- Research – volume, income and reputation – 30 percent
- International mix – staff and student ratios – 5 percent
- Industry income – measuring knowledge transfer – 2.5 percent
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.