BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University Bloomington is again highly ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Global Universities rankings, thanks to both the Kelley School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Economics.
IU Bloomington ranks 25th worldwide, 16th nationally and third among public universities in U.S. News’ economics and business category.
The campus also ranks 31st in the world for the education and educational research category, and 49th in the world for the arts and humanities category.
“This type of ranking is one of many indicators that help us assess our strengths and opportunities as a campus — particularly as we enter the brainstorming phase of IUB 2030, a strategic plan that will guide our campus for the next seven years,” Provost and Executive Vice President Rahul Shrivastav said. “Initiatives such as Faculty 100 will also enhance our reputation by attracting even more dynamic tenured and tenure-track faculty.”
The Best Global Universities rank subject areas and universities overall across the world, based on academic research and reputation. U.S. News included more than 2,000 top universities from 95 countries in its new global rankings. These rankings are separate from the annual Best College rankings and the Best Graduate School rankings.
The economics and business rankings differ from U.S. News’ other rankings of degree programs, primarily ranking business schools on the basis of faculty research and academic reputation. Methodology included measurements of papers that are among the top 1 percent cited, regional and international research reputation, and number of publications by faculty.
“Our Kelley faculty members are known as world-class researchers and thought leaders who have collaborative relationships with colleagues and organizations around the world,” said Ash Soni, interim dean and the Sungkyunkwan Professor at the Kelley School of Business. “Through their research and the continuous exchange of ideas, they advance business strategies and operations, making an impact in and out of the classroom.”
Overall, IU Bloomington ranked 152nd among 2,165 top universities across the U.S., Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe and Latin America.
Other worldwide subject rankings of IU programs included 61st for gastroenterology and hepatology, 63rd for psychiatry/psychology, 71st for social sciences and public health, 76th for neuroscience and behavior, and 97th for endocrinology and metabolism.
“These latest rankings reflect the depth and diversity of the College of Arts and Sciences’ multidisciplinary research and teaching, both within respective departments and in partnership with other IU programs and schools,” said Rick Van Kooten, executive dean of the IU College of Arts and Sciences. “It is especially gratifying to see the College ranked so highly in the arts and humanities, as well as in psychology, neuroscience and the social sciences. We are deeply committed to attracting preeminent scholars in their fields who are producing leading-edge research, often in collaboration with other top researchers around the globe.”