Friday, July 15, 2011

JHU Mathematics #1 in the world in research citational impact!!!

The Times Higher Education, a London-based publication that focuses on higher education issues, puts out a series of university rankings each year. JHU does okay, IMHO, with a ranking of 13th in the world, based on a multitude of criteria, and 14th based solely on teaching and research reputation.

But to measure the influence that a research-oriented faculty has on the general research community, it is proper to measure the citational impact of a department's publications; how often papers are cited by other papers. The times measured this citational impact in mathematics. And who came out on top in a survey covering this last decade? Funny you should ask....

Congratulations to our active research faculty here in Hopkins Mathematics! A job very well done.

No comments: