In the latest rankings by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands, UC Santa Barbara has placed second on the annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences. This represents a jump of five places from last year's annual ranking of the top 500. The Leiden Ranking is based on data from the Web of Science bibliographic database produced by Thomson Reuters. UCSB ranks second only to M.I.T., and this year came in above heavyweights Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, and Rice universities, which ranked third to sixth places, respectively. UC Berkeley came in at number 7, and Caltech at number 8. UC San Francisco took the number 9 spot, and Yale University took number 10.
May 28, 2014 - 4:40pm