Posts tagged Georgia Tech
Posts tagged Georgia Tech
Georgia Institute of Technology graduate programs continue to earn high marks from U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.
The Institute’s College of Engineering ranked No. 4 for the eighth consecutive year and all eleven of the programs within the college are ranked in the top 10 including industrial engineering (No. 1), biomedical (No. 2), civil (No. 3), aerospace (No. 4), electrical (No. 5), nuclear (No. 5), environmental (No. 6), computer (No. 6), mechanical (No. 6), materials (No. 7) and chemical (No. 10).
“All of Georgia Tech’s graduate engineering programs are ranked in the top ten in the nation. We’re proud that our College of Engineering is not only one of the best in the U.S., but also the largest, preparing nearly 3,000 graduates each year,” said Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson. “We commend our outstanding faculty, staff and students who helped make this a reality.”
The Georgia Tech College of Management full-time MBA program ranked No. 32, while the Institute’s part-time MBA program ranked No. 28.
The Georgia Institute of Technology ranks 24th among the top 200 universities recognized in the Times Higher Education Magazine’s 2011-2012 World University Rankings. Georgia Tech moved up from 27th last year and was the top-ranked public university from the southern United States.
The Times Higher Education, a British publication, used a new methodology for its 2011-2012 World University Rankings. It was developed after consultation with 50 sector leaders, the publication’s editorial board and website feedback. The new methodology, with data supplied by Thomson Reuters, places less importance on reputation and heritage than in previous years and gives more weight to hard measures of excellence in all three core elements of a university’s mission – research, teaching and knowledge transfer. It is also the only global ranking system that includes a section dedicated to the teaching and learning environment, including the first-ever global survey of institutions’ teaching reputations. In all, the ranking system includes 13 separate performance indicators across five broad categories:
The Wall Street Journal’s Darren Everson judges a selection of those college promo ads that play during games. High marks go to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets commercial in which a female student plays “Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech” on drums, accompanied by a robot. And, yes, when a school that’s over two-thirds male markets itself with a female lead, the performer’s gender is worth noting.