The University of Delaware has been listed
among the world’s top institutions in four of the 30 subjects featured
in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The University has been ranked among the top 200 institutions in the
world in chemical engineering, agriculture and forestry, environmental
sciences and linguistics.
UD’s ranking in chemical engineering falls within the 51-100 range,
an improvement from its 2012 ranking in the 101-150 range. UD also
earned a ranking in the 51-100 range in agriculture and forestry, a new
subject added to the 2013 rankings.
Also, UD was ranked in the 151-200 range for both linguistics and environmental studies.
“UD's investment in excellence is clearly showcased in these
worldwide rankings,” said Nancy Brickhouse, interim provost. “As we
expand our reach and our impact, I expect that we will increasingly be
recognized as international leaders in key areas.”
For the third annual edition of the QS World University Rankings by
Subject, the QS Intelligence Unit evaluated 2,858 universities and
ranked 678 institutions. For a more detailed look at how the QS
Intelligence Unit derives its rankings, see the website.
According to the QS Intelligence Unit website, subject rankings are
important because students — particularly international students — often
know what they want to study before they know where they want to study.
To view the full list of rankings by subject, visit the website.
The QS Intelligence Unit, a
division of QS Quacquarelli Symonds, also produces the QS World
University Rankings annually and is dedicated to providing comparative
data on universities and organizations.