NC State placed 202nd among world universities in an objective ranking of research productivity, impact and excellence. The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, released annually by National Taiwan University, is entirely based on statistics related to scientific papers.
In measures of research in specific disciplines, NC State ranks 24th for agriculture, 79th for engineering, 212th for life sciences and 286th for physics.
The ranking provides insight into the relative strengths and weakness of a university’s administration and resource allocation, the report said. The ranking does not include research in the humanities.
Several other North Carolina institutions made the list, including UNC-Chapel Hill, which ranks 25th overall, and Duke University, which ranks 17th.