UMD Receives Top Recognition in Latest Global Rankings

UMD Receives Top Recognition in Latest Global Rankings

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The University of Maryland has been ranked one of the top 100 universities in the world in two new rankings out this week. According to both the Times Higher Education 2018 World Reputation Rankings and the Center for World University Rankings, UMD continues to strengthen its academic reputation alongside the most prestigious global universities.  

UMD is one of 44 U.S. colleges and universities to make this year’s world reputation rankings list. UMD ranked in the 71-80 range. Only the top 50 institutions receive an individual ranking. 

The 2018 World Reputation Rankings recognizes the most powerful global university brands based on the results of the world’s largest invitation-only opinion survey of senior, published academic. Researchers were asked to name the top 15 universities they believed were the best for research and teaching in their field. This year’s survey had more than 10,000 responses from scholars in 138 countries. For the full Times Higher Education 2018 Top 100 World Reputation Rankings list, click here

UMD was also ranked as a top global university by the Center for World University Rankings. The institution ranked 16 among the top U.S. public institutions and 47 overall out of the top 1,000 universities ranked worldwide.  

The rankings graded 18,000 universities on seven factors without relying on surveys and university data submissions: quality of teaching, alumni employment, quality of faculty, research output, quality publications, influence, and citations. The Center for World University Rankings is recognized as the largest academic ranking of global universities. Their rankings have been published annually since 2012. To view the full rankings list, click here

June 1, 2018


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