Four UD subjects are listed among the best in the world in new international rankings.

Stellar subjects

Several UD subjects ranked among the world's best


8:18 a.m., May 10, 2013--The University of Delaware has been listed among the world’s top institutions in four of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s 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.

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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.

About QS

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global provider of higher education and careers information, independent research and solutions, publishes the QS World University Rankings by Subject. QS is headquartered in London with main offices scattered around the world.

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.

Article by Kelley Bregenzer

Photo by Evan Krape

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