University of Maryland Ranks No.
16 in the World
for Business, Economics Faculty and Research
College Park, Md. – November 11, 2009 – The University of
Maryland was recognized as No. 16 in the world for the strength of its faculty
and quality of research in business and economics in the
2009 Academic Ranking of World
Universities (ARWU) released Nov. 4. The rankings are compiled by the Center
for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. The
University of Maryland also ranked No. 17 in the broader field of social
sciences, which includes business and economics.
The overall rankings identify the leading 500 universities around the world and
are widely referenced by the global university community. Institutions and broad
fields have been ranked since 2003. This year the organization introduced
subject rankings in chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics and
“We’re honored to be recognized in this influential ranking, and certainly
share the credit with our colleagues in the department of economics at the
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences” said G. “Anand” Anandalingam, dean of
the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. “Our
faculty are working on relevant, world-leading research that has big impact both
in the classroom and in practice to tackle current issues in business and the
The Smith School has been widely recognized as a world leader in research and
faculty strength, ranking No. 9 globally for faculty research in the
2009 Financial Times executive education rankings,
published in October.
The ARWU ranks institutions according to their academic or research
performance. Ranking indicators include alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes,
Fields Medals and Turing Awards, highly cited researchers, papers indexed in
Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI),
and the percentage of papers published in the top 20-percent academic journals
in each field.
Beginning this year, the rankings were published by ShanghaiRanking
Consultancy. A complete list of the annually updated rankings can be found at
the Academic Ranking of World
Universities Web site.
About the University of Maryland’s Robert H.
Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader
in management education and research. One of 13 colleges and schools at the
University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, executive MS, PhD and executive
education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The
school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning
locations in North America and Asia.