Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NMSU lands on Center for World University Rankings list for 2015

NMSU lands on Center for World University Rankings list for 2015 DATE: 08/11/2015 WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Judy Bosland, 575-646-6131, jbosland@nmsu.edu According to the Center for World University Rankings for 2015, New Mexico State University is listed at No. 519 on this year’s rankings. With more than 22,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide, this ranking would place NMSU in the top 2.4 percent. “We’ve long known that New Mexico State University is a world-class institution and we’re proud of how that is reflected in this and other rankings,” said NMSU President Garrey Carruthers. “As the state’s land-grant university, it’s our mission to deliver the highest quality education, research and outreach to the people of New Mexico. Much credit belongs to our students, faculty and staff, who work hard each day to make this a great university.” The Center for World University Rankings distributes the only global university performance tables that gauge both the quality of education and training of students along with prestige of faculty members and the quality of their research without the use of surveys and university data submissions. Eight indicators are used to base the Center for World University Rankings, including quality of education (25 percent), measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university’s size; alumni employment (25 percent), measured by the number of a university’s alumni who currently hold CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to the university’s size; quality of faculty (25 percent), measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals; publications (5 percent), measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable journals; influence (5 percent), measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals; citations (5 percent), measured by the number of highly-cited research papers; broad impact (5 percent), measured by the university’s h-Index; and patents (5 percent, measured by the number of international pate nt filings. For a complete list of the rankings, along with the methodology used, visit www.cwur.org.

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