Chemistry Makes List of Top 75 in the World


The University of California, Riverside ranks among the top 150 universities in the world, with research from the Department of Chemistry placed even higher, in the top 75, according to the annual Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The annual rankings weigh science achievement, especially awards, citations and scientific papers published in the prestigious journals “Science” and “Nature.” University of California campuses generally do very well by those measures, and UC Riverside has long been ranked as a productive campus when it comes to faculty citations and publications.

When it comes to scientific publications and honors, UCR’s Department of Chemistry, which produced one alumnus who won a Nobel prize recently, is ranked in the top 51-75 departments worldwide.

“UC Riverside’s ranking is impressive,” said Dallas Rabenstein, UCR’s executive vice chancellor and provost and a distinguished professor of chemistry. “Given our size, I think these ratings clearly indicate we are building excellence here. These rankings are highly respected, informative and meaningful in the scientific community.”

The campus is ranked in the top 75 to 100 for research in physics and astronomy, the natural sciences and mathematics; in life sciences and agriculture; and for research in the subject of computer science.

The full rankings for the 2010 in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities can be found here: www.arwu.org


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