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University’s Health, Clinical Rankings Climb

Times Higher Education puts BU 22nd among schools worldwide

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Health and clinical education programs at BU have been ranked 22nd in the world by a UK-based Thomson Reuters survey. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky

For the second year in a row, BU’s health and medical education programs have been named among the top 100 worldwide in the 2013–2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, conducted by Thomson Reuters. The influential survey ranked BU 22nd for clinical, preclinical, and health programs, an advancement from 29th place last year.

The ranking applies to the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, and the School of Social Work, according to Thomson Reuters.

The Times Higher Education (formerly part of the Times of London) uses 13 criteria to compile the ratings. The criteria are grouped in five areas—teaching, international outlook, research, research income from industry, and citations of faculty research. “While BU received an overall score of 74.8 out of 100, our citation of research influence score is 95.8, highlighting the widespread impact of our research,” says Karen Antman, dean of MED, provost of the Medical Campus, and the John Sandson Professor of Health Sciences.

“I join my fellow deans from the Medical Campus in celebrating the high ranking that Boston University received,” says Jeffrey W. Hutter, dean of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. “I am particularly proud of the role that the faculty and staff of the School of Dental Medicine played in achieving the Times ranking.”

The rankings examine research influence by tracking the number of times a university’s published work is cited by scholars globally. This year Thomson Reuters examined more than 50 million citations to 6 million journal articles published over five years in assembling the rankings, according to the Times website.

“This recognition is gratifying and is made possible by the hard work, talent, and dedication that you and all in our educational community contribute to the University’s health sciences programs,” Antman wrote in an email to MED, SPH, SDM, SAR, and SSW faculty and staff.

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