University of Pittsburgh
October 17, 2006

Times Higher Education Supplement Ranks Pitt 9th Among U.S. Public Universities, 32nd Among All U.S. Universities

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PITTSBURGH-The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) recently ranked the University of Pittsburgh 9th among U.S. public universities and 32nd among all U.S. universities listed in its "World Universities Rankings-2006."

The THES rankings are based on a survey of 3,703 academics worldwide, who are asked to identify the best 30 universities for research within their field of study. It also includes data from 736 graduate employers from around the world, the ratio of faculty to students, and a university's success in attracting foreign students and internationally renowned faculty.

An independent London-based newspaper that reports specifically on higher education issues, THES was, until last year, a division of News International, publisher of the London Times.