BUFFALO, N.Y. – QS World University Rankings, one of the
most influential and widely observed international university
rankings, has ranked the University at Buffalo as 302 out of the
800 top world universities considered in its 2013-14 rankings.
UB’s ranking has increased steadily since 2008. In the
2012-13 UB was number 313 in a list of 800 and in 2011-12, its
score was 337.
The QS World University Ranking for 2013-14 is posted on its
and on partner websites including The Guardian, Chosun Ilbo (a
major South Korean daily) and other leading media around the
First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings
considers more than 2,000 institutions, and ranks 800. QS collected
90,000 survey responses to come up with its rankings. Eight
thousand universities in nations throughout the world applied to be
included in the rankings.
UB’s most notable scores were in the following
areas: academic citations of research conducted by UB faculty
(Rank: 57), international students (Rank: 181), arts and humanities
(Rank: 291), life sciences and medicine (Rank: 280), academic
reputation (Rank: 431) and international faculty (Rank: 320).
The QS ranking is produced and published by British educational
company Quacquarelli Symonds, and
is one of the three most influential and widely observed
international university rankings, along with the Academic
Ranking of World Universities and the Times Higher Education
World University Rankings, the latter of which jointly published
the ratings with QS from 2004 to 2010.
According to QS, its key ranking system is based very loosely on
Classification of Institutions of Higher Education in the U.S.,
but operated on a much simpler basis.
Although institutions vary substantially in terms of funding,
scale, location, mission, output and many other aspects, QS says
that all of its ranked institutions have as their aim to teach
students and produce research, and are compared within the
categories of size, focus and research intensity.
UB was considered as a historic, large institution, fully
comprehensive with a very high level of research
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York, Singapore, Boston, Washington D.C., Sydney, Shanghai,
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