London firm's survey says
UM rated 15th in world for top universities
The University of Michigan
has been named the 15th-best university in the world,
according to QS World University Rankings. UM is
also the top public college on the list.
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UM jumped from 19th place in 2009 because of strong performance in six indicators used in the rankings
"They have made good progress in the particular aspects we looked at," said Ben Sowter, QS research chief.
UM fared far better on the global QS ranking than it
did in the U.S. News and World
Report list, which only ranks U.S.
universities and colleges. UM placed 29th, with three
public universities ahead of it. (University of
California-Berkeley; University of California-Los
Angeles, and University of Virginia.)
"We recognize that rankings are useful to a point,
and we also believe the quality of the teaching and
the quality of the faculty are really important
factors," UM spokesman,
Rick Fitzgerald said. "But students should
pick a school that is important to them and not just
based on the rankings."
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