The University of Maryland and the Robert H. Smith School of Business are ranked No. 23 in the world for academic and research performance in business/economics in the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities, published by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China on August 15.
More than 1000 schools from around the globe are ranked each year. Ranking criteria include the number of alumni and staff to receive Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, the number of articles published in the top journals, the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution.
“We’re honored to be recognized in this influential ranking,” said Dean G. “Anand” Anandalingam. “It speaks not just to the quality of scholarship we create, but to the influence that scholarship has on thought leaders and business practitioners around the world.”
The Smith School’s highly cited research faculty is consistently recognized as among the best in the world. This year the Financial Times placed Smith No. 10 in the world for research, the school’s fifth consecutive year in the top 15.