FIU has been named one of the world’s best new universities, according to Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. One of only nine U.S. universities to make the list, FIU came in at No. 84.
THE emphasized global scholarship and reputation in assigning the rankings. It gathered data on the number of times a school was cited in academic research; the impact of those citations on other research; and the volume, income and reputation of research the school produces. It also took into account the number of degrees awarded to undergraduates and the academic staff, staff-to-student ratios, and a survey of teacher reputations. Indicators THE did not take into account include entry requirements, graduation rates, professor ratings by students or alumni salaries. (To learn more about the methodology, click here.)
In an article by Susan Adams on Forbes.com, Phil Baty, THE’s rankings editor, said the list is calibrated to give less weight to prestige, making it possible for lesser-known schools to rise in the rankings.
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