World ranking places Purdue at 56th

Aug 15, 2012

Purdue has moved up five spots in a global ranking of universities.

Purdue is 56th in this year’s Academic Ranking of World Universities by the Center for World-Class Universities in Shanhgai.

The center ranks the top 500 universities annually based on six indicators, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, and the number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science.

In specialty rankings, Purdue ranks 10th in engineering, 19th in chemistry, 20th in computer science and 47th in overall science.

Ten of the 12 Big Ten schools also made the list. Iowa and Nebraska did not.

You can see the full list HERE.