MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXIII No. 4
March / April 2011
Protecting Education in America
The Contributions of Institutions Such As
MIT to a Knowledge-Based Economy
Reinventing and Sustaining the
Faculty of the Future
Departmental Discussions of Diversity
and Inclusion
Practical Considerations for the Involvement of Graduate Students in MIT’s International Engagements
The Roadmap to the Future of MIT’s
Student Information System
Free Market Apocalypse: Safeguarding the World from Large Disasters
About DSpace@MIT
Disappointed in NRC Rankings Prominence
MIT 3rd in World University Rankings
U.S. News & World Report:
Top 10 Graduate Engineering Schools
U.S. News & World Report:
Top 10 Graduate Business Schools
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MIT 3rd in World University Rankings


MIT was ranked third in the recent World University Rankings 2010-2011 by the Times Higher Education. Harvard University was ranked first followed by the California Institute of Technology. The Institute was ranked second in the Engineering & Technology Universities category, again following CalTech.

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Top 10 World Universities
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Overall rankings were based on 13 separate performance indicators, combined in the following categories:

• Teaching – the learning environment (30% of overall score)
• Research – volume, income, and reputation (30%)
• Citations – research influence (32.5%)
• Industry Income – innovation (2.5%)
• International Mix – staff/students (5%)

This is the seventh year that the Times has provided these rankings, but they suggest a recent overhaul of the methodology “deliver[s] our most rigorous, transparent and reliable ranking tables ever."

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