Joe Cecchi, 277-5522
Michael Padilla, 277-1816
November 27, 2001
UNM Ranked 16th as High-Impact U.S. University in Research
The University of New Mexico School of Engineering is ranked 16th out of the
top 100 federally funded institutions in regard to the impact of research papers
over the years 1996-2000 by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).
UNM had 858 citations from 323 papers. The list is published in ISIs
Science Citation Index which measures the number of times a paper is cited by
SOE Dean Joe Cecchi said he was pleased with UNMs rank of 16th in impact
Our ranking is a clear indication of the strong contributions that our
faculty are making in engineering, and that is a result of our having been able
to attract and retain outstanding faculty in the School of Engineering,
He said there are several reasons why the ranking is noteworthy.
Most importantly, this is a quantitative ranking based on how frequently
others in the field cite UNM engineering papers, Cecchi said. This
rank is not based just on how many papers our faculty have written, but rather
how significant the UNM research is to the field of Engineering.
Cecchi said it is also important that among public universities UNM ranks fifth
in impact in Engineering. This ranking, taken with UNMs rank of fifth
in impact in materials science and technology, demonstrates that UNM has important
research areas of national visibility and marked distinction.
Yale University is ranked first with 1,395 citations from 321 papers; second
is Harvard, 1771 citations from 432 papers; third is University of California
Santa Barbara, 2,739 citations from 715 papers; fifth is Stanford University,
5,239 citations from 1,546 papers.
Other universities, in order, include, Princeton University, 2,687 citations from 805 papers; California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 4,240 citations from 1,310 papers; Cornell University, 3,058 citations from 950 papers; Michigan State University, 1,511 citations from 518 papers; Northwestern University 1,921 citations from 677 papers; University of Arizona, 2,263 citations from 802 papers; Washington University, 855 citations from 304 papers; MIT, 6,037 citations from 2,159 papers; University of California Los Angeles, 3,166 citations from 1,138 papers; Boston University, 1,064 citations from 395 papers; and the University of Pennsylvania, 996 citations from 371 papers.
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