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IU-Bloomington programs rank among the top 10 in the world



New rankings from an independent Shanghai-based consultancy firm put three IU-Bloomington programs among the top 10 internationally in their categories.

IU-Bloomington ranked No. 1 for public administration, No. 3 for library and information science and No. 7 for communications. 

"We are also extremely pleased to see so many other IU academic programs, spanning a wide range of disciplines, earn high global rankings, which affirm the exceptional work being done by our first-rate faculty," IU President Michael McRobbie said in a press release.

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy released its Global Ranking of Academic Subjects report June 26. The report considered universities’ international collaboration, academic recognitions and research productivity and quality, according to ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s website. 

In May, IU placed first in the 2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s Intercollegiate Competition writing competition for the sixth year in a row. IU students Caroline Anders and Lydia Gerike placed second and third respectively at the 2019 Hearst National Writing Championship.

“The Media School builds on a long tradition of research excellence in fields of communication, media studies and journalism,” said Media School Dean James Shanahan in a press release. “It’s heartening to have confirmation in a numerical ranking, but I hope those who are interested in the research of the School will take time to look into what we do in more detail.”

According to the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy website, more than 1,700 universities were included in the 2019 report. Other IU programs listed in the top 50 of the rankings include business administration, sociology, finance, management, economics and political science. 

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