U of M is 29th globally in new U.S. News ranking

The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities is ranked 29th on U.S. News & World Report’s first “Best Global Universities” rankings.

In a news release, U officials say the campus is ranked ninth among U.S. public institutions, and third among public institutions in the Big Ten.

(The got a global score of 68.8, compared to #1 Harvard, which had 100 points.  MIT and Berkeley rounded out the top three.)

Breaking it down by academic field, the announcement says the U has 20 disciplines in the global top 100, and 14 in the top 50. Its announcement lists them:

Mathematics, 12th;  Agricultural Sciences, 15th; Environment/Ecology, 17th; Plant and Animal Science, 17th; Economics and Business, tie 18th; Psychiatry/Psychology, 18th; Social Sciences and Public Health, 20th; Pharmacology and Toxicology, 23rd; Chemistry, 31st;  Immunology, tie 33rd; Clinical Medicine, 35th; Geosciences, 35th; Biology and Biochemistry, 37th; and Microbiology, 48th.

President Eric Kaler said in the statement:

“We know that we’re one of the nation’s and world’s most dynamic and efficient universities. We’re continually improving, we’re taking on the world’s grand challenges and we’re preparing the next extraordinary generation of leaders for Minnesota and the world. This latest ranking simply confirms that, and we’re excited and grateful to be recognized.”

The new U.S. News rankings join such well-known lists as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (also known as the “Shanghai Ranking), where the U sits at 30th, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (46th), and the QS World University Rankings (119th).