U.S. News and World Report named the University of Minnesota as No. 18 Best Global University for Economics and Business. The list, which includes institutions representing nearly 50 countries, ranks the world’s top universities for economics and business, based on their international reputation and caliber of research.
“This ranking measures the cutting-edge knowledge that institutions have created and imparted over the last five years and their academic reputation,” says Sri Zaheer, dean of the Carlson School. “I am thrilled to see the Carlson School recognized among the world's top 20 in shaping the future of business.”
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities overall was ranked No. 29 Best Global University. By academic field, the University of Minnesota landed 20 disciplines in the global top 100.
“We know that we’re one of the nation’s and world’s most dynamic and efficient universities,” says University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler. “We’re continually improving, we’re taking on the world’s grand challenges and we’re preparing the next extraordinary generation of leaders for Minnesota and the world. This latest ranking simply confirms that, and we’re excited and grateful to be recognized.”
The 2015 rankings are the publisher’s first evaluation of higher education institutions worldwide. They focus specifically on institutions’ academic research and reputation overall, not their separate undergraduate or graduate programs. This allows prospective students to accurately compare schools worldwide, according to U.S. News & World Report.