CU-Boulder Ranked 11th Best Public University For Fourth Straight Year

Published: Aug. 27, 2006

For the fourth straight year, a survey by the Institute for Higher Education in Shanghai, China, has ranked the University of Colorado at Boulder the 11th best public university in the world.

A total of 500 international universities, both public and private, were ranked in the 2006 survey, undertaken by the Institute for Higher Education at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. The survey ranked Harvard University first, followed by the University of Cambridge, Stanford University, the University of California-Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology among all universities, both public and private.

The ranking criteria included Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals (the highest scientific award for mathematicians) received by faculty and alumni, and the number of highly cited researchers in several broad categories. The criteria also included the number of articles published in Nature and Science -- widely considered the world's top two research journals -- as well as the total research paper citations by faculty and students and the academic performance of universities with respect to institution size.

"We are very pleased to be recognized once again in this international survey," said CU-Boulder Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson. "Research, teaching and service are the primary mission of CU-Boulder, and this is another indication that our outstanding faculty continues to perform in all of these areas extremely well."

CU-Boulder ranked 34th among all universities, both public and private, in the 2006 ranking by the Institute for Higher Education.

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