Times Higher Education Ranks GT Computing No. 5 Globally

GT Computing ranked No. 5 globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17 by subject. This is the first time the study of computer science has been included as part of these annual rankings.

“This ranking is a testament to the College of Computing’s growing global reputation for excellence,” said Dean Zvi Galil. “Our people and our approach to education are pushing forward on what is possible and driving social and scientific progress through computer science.”

Released Sept. 28, the Times Higher Ed. subject rankings highlight the top 10 universities around the world in eight subjects. These include computer science, arts & humanities, business and economics, clinical and health, engineering and technology, life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences.

According to the report, the rankings for computer science are based on “13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.” These indicators are grouped into five primary categories,

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Citations
  • International outlook
  • Industry income

In the broader World University Rankings for 2016-17 that were announced last week, Georgia Tech climbed eight spots to No. 33 of the 980 on the list.

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Ben Snedeker, Communications Manager