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School of Education rises to No. 32 worldwide in Times Higher Education rankings

Sixteen point rise is largest upward move among previous year's top 50 schools
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Carolina’s School of Education rose to No. 32 among education programs worldwide in the 2020 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The School’s 16-point ascent from 48th place was the largest upward move among the schools ranked in the top 50 in the previous year.

“We’re pleased to learn of our performance in these rankings,” said Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, dean of the School of Education. “We have made, and continue to make, strategic investments in faculty, our research enterprise, and in our academic programs. These investments are giving us real traction as we build upon our excellence in research and teaching.”

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual publication based in London that this year ranked 1,400 universities around the world based on performance indicators in teaching, research, and other factors. The data used in the rankings are provided by academic publisher Elsevier and audited by the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

In education, the publication ranked 477 universities. The rankings were based on 13 performance indicators in five weighted categories: teaching, 32.7%; research, 29.8%; academic citations, 27.5%; “international outlook,” 7.5%; and, “industry income,” 2.5%.

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By Michael Hobbs