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October 16, 2012

Purdue 69th in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — For the third time in two months, Purdue University has been in the top 100 of a world university ranking. Purdue is 69th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, released Oct. 3.

In August Purdue was ranked 56th in the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai JiaoTong University. Last month, Purdue was ranked 95th in the QS World University Rankings.

"To be ranked in the world's top 100 by three different international organizations in two months is more evidence that Purdue truly is a world-class university," said Victor Lechtenberg, acting provost and chief academic officer at Purdue. "We have worked hard to fulfill the goals in our strategic plan and it's paying off. Prospective students around the globe know Purdue offers a high-quality education that prepares them to successfully compete and collaborate."

Purdue was 98th in the 2011 THE rankings. Purdue's score in the research area went up from 49.4 in 2011 to 71.9 in 2012, a 22.5-point increase. The rankings are based on performance indicators in these areas: teaching, research, citations, international outlook by staff, and students, research, and industry income.

Purdue was 42nd in THE's engineering and technology specialty rankings. THE ranks the top 50 in the specialty areas of arts and humanities; clinical, pre-clinical and health; life sciences; physical sciences; and social sciences.

To see the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, visit http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/

Writer: Greg McClure, 775-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu

Source: Vic Lechtenberg, acting provost and chief academic officer, vll@purdue.edu