August 18, 2014
UCSB Engineering Ranked #7 in the World
The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks UC Santa Barbara Engineering/Technology and Computer Science as #7 in the world
According to the recently released 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), University of California, Santa Barbara ranks #7 in the world in the subject field of “Engineering/Technology and Computer Science.”
UCSB also received a perfect score of 100 for engineering in the criteria category of percentage of papers published in the top 20% of journals in engineering fields. According to ARWU’s report on methodology, the top 20% journals are defined as “their impact factors in the top 20% of each ISI category according to Journal Citation Report, 2012” and that the score is calculated as “the number of papers in the top 20% journals of a particular broad subject field to that in all journals of the field.”
ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Reuters, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities was first published in June 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU), Graduate School of Education (formerly the Institute of Higher Education) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and updated on an annual basis. More than 1,200 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published.