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U-M ranked No. 9 in research impact

U-M is ranked ninth nationally in a recent report examining the impact of research at the nation's top research universities.

The report by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) examined the citation impact of published research papers produced by the top 100 federally funded U.S. universities from 1997-2001. The rankings were reported in fall editions of ScienceWatch, ISI's newsletter devoted to tracking trends and performance in basic research.

The report ranks universities in 21 fields in the biological, physical and social sciences, both by the number of papers produced and by "impact" papers that garner many citations in later research papers.

U-M ranks No. 1 nationally in education, and is in the top 10 in six other categories: space science (4), law (4), pharmacology (9), ecology/environment (9), biology/biochemistry (10) and materials science (10).

"The ISI study shows the great breadth and quality of research and scholarship undertaken by our faculty," says Fawwaz T. Ulaby, vice president for research. "We can all be proud of the intellectual leadership and creativity that exemplifies Michigan."

Other universities ranked in the top 10 nationally, in order of rank, are: Harvard University; Stanford University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of California, San Diego; Yale University; UC, Berkeley; Columbia University; California Institute of Technology and Duke University.



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