Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The world's top philosophy departments

. . . ranked by citations. The data is compiled by the QS World University Rankings here that we have noted here. The world's best by citation measures (see note below):

1. Brown - 100.0
1. Frankfurt - 100.0
3. Melbourne - 95.5
4. ANU - 95.1
5. MIT - 90.8
6. Rutgers - 87.5
6. Zurich
8. Amsterdam - 86.8
9. Princeton - 81.6
10. Arizona - 81.1

11. Michigan - 80.1
12. Duke - 79.5
13. Texas (Austin) - 76.8
14. Berkeley - 73.3
15. UCSD - 73.2
16. Southampton - 73.0
17. Illinois (Chicago) - 68.0
18. UC Davis - 66.5
19. Maryland (College Park) - 63.9
20. Leeds - 61.8

21. UNC (Chapel Hill) - 61.0
21. UCLA
23. NYU- 60.0
24. Manchester - 56.9
25. Stanford - 56.7
26. Sheffield - 56.2
27. Colorado (Boulder) - 56.0
28. Bristol - 55.8
29. Edinburgh - 55.4
30. Otago - 55.3

31. Manchester Met - 54.7
32. Queensland - 54.4
33. British Columbia - 52.9
34. UC Riverside - 52.3
35. Durham - 52.0
36. Cambridge - 51.9
37. Northwestern - 51.7
38. Groningen - 51.6
39. Harvard - 50.3
40. Syracuse - 49.1

--- unranked ---

Auckland - 41.2
Boston - 21.9
Brandeis - 16.9
Chicago - 13.8
Columbia 41.3
Cornell - 37.2
Dartmouth - 22.3
Essex - 8.5
LSE - 39.2
Missouri (Columbia) - 45.6
Notre Dame - 31.4
Oxford - 40.1
Penn - 16.0
Pittsburgh - 47.2
USC - 47.5
St Andrews - 38.3
Toronto - 36.1
UCL - 21.6
Vanderbilt - 11.0
Virginia - 22.8
WUSTL - 28.2
Yale - 22.1

DISCLAIMER: I have NOT compiled the data myself: this was compiled by the QS World University Rankings found here. I would be very interested for more information on how the data was collected because several scores seem implausible. For example, the following philosophy departments are all given 0 for citations despite highly cited figures in their ranks such as Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Universite Catholique de Louvain, and Ljubjana (aka Slavoj Zizek's department).

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