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UT Austin Has 18 Top 10 Programs in Latest Global Rankings

The UT Austin has 18 research disciplines ranked in the top 10 worldwide, including the No. 1 program in interdisciplinary mathematics, according to subject rankings from the Center for World University Rankings 

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AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin has 18 research disciplines ranked in the top 10 worldwide, including the No. 1 program in interdisciplinary mathematics, according to subject rankings from the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) released this week.

UT Austin has top 10 programs in multiple colleges and schools including business, communications, education, engineering, geological sciences, humanities, information, natural sciences, social work and the social sciences.

CWUR has published a global ranking of universities since 2012, but this is their first set of subject rankings. The subject rankings list top 10 programs in each field, which are based on the number of research articles in the world’s most elite journals – using data from Clarivate Analytics, previously part of Thomson Reuters.

UT Austin’s subjects with top 10 rankings are:

  • Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications – No. 1
  • Petroleum Engineering – No. 2
  • Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology – No. 3
  • Engineering, Multidisciplinary – No. 3
  • Geology – No. 3
  • Sociology – No. 4
  • Communication – No. 5
  • Mathematics, Applied – No. 5
  • Education, Special – No. 6
  • Family Studies – No. 7
  • Information Science & Library Science – No. 7
  • Limnology – No. 7
  • Psychology, Educational – No. 7
  • Transportation – No. 8
  • Business, Finance – No. 9
  • Engineering, Aerospace – No. 9
  • Acoustics – No. 10
  • Mechanics – No. 10

According to the editors at CWUR, UT Austin’s performance ranks No. 28 among global institutions for the most top 10 placements. UT Austin ranks No. 17 among U.S. universities and No. 8 among U.S. public universities for the most top 10 placements.

The CWUR subject rankings are consistent with other recent research rankings for UT Austin. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked 45 graduate disciplines at UT Austin in the top 10 nationally. The current Nature Index (December 2016) ranks UT Austin as the 17th most productive university in the world for scientific research. UT Austin has maintained these levels of excellence and improved in many rankings despite cuts in state support during the past decade.