NTU ranks Engineering eighth in U.S., Penn State 45th in world

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The National Taiwan University rankings of higher education for 2012 ranked Penn State's College of Engineering eighth in the U.S. and the University 45th in the world.

These are performance-based rankings based on a statistical analysis of scientific papers published by each institution and then split up by individual disciplines.

Among all U.S. chemical engineering departments, Penn State is ranked No. 1.

In the U.S., Penn State ranked eighth in civil engineering, 28th in electrical engineering and 14th in mechanical engineering.

The research that goes into the ranking focuses on the size and importance of a university's scientific output. More than 500 research universities are evaluated in these rankings.

Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan publishes the rankings yearly with several different criteria. The rankings compensate for university staff size to reduce any sort of bias that may come from larger institutions.

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Last Updated February 07, 2013