June 16, 2016

Global rankings list puts Purdue’s Civil Engineering in top spot

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —A recent global, discipline-specific ranking places one Purdue University engineering school at the head of the class, according to ShanghaiRankings.

The Global Rankings of Academic Subjects, released Wednesday (June 15), lists the College of Engineering’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering as first on the list of the best civil engineering institutions in the world.

Three other U.S. institutions and four Chinese schools made the list.

Rao Govindaraju, the Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering, said the ranking is an honor for the school.

“This recognition is a testament to the incredible work and accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff of the Purdue Lyles School and our CE alumni and friends,” he said. “Their continued pursuit of excellence is what drives our school, and I am very proud of all our efforts and achievements.”

Schools earned the global rankings based on a number of areas ranging from research productivity and high-quality research to average global research impact and extent of international collaboration. Significant academic achievements and recognition of an institution’s researchers also are measured as part of the rankings.  

Writer: Brian L. Huchel, 765-494-2084, bhuchel@purdue.edu 

Source: Rao Govindaraju, 765-494-2256, govind@purdue.edu

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