IU ranks 8th internationally for communications program
For the fourth consecutive year, IU Bloomington’s communication program has earned a top 10 ranking from the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities’ global ranking of academic subjects, rated at No. 8 worldwide.
The rankings are based on the number and quality of research publications, as well as the number of faculty who have won major awards.
“I’m pleased that our research productivity, across all our disciplines, is recognized in these rankings,” said James Shanahan, dean of The Media School. “The global reputation of The Media School as a place that encourages the highest quality of communication and media research — and a diversity of it as well — is reflected in these numbers. Our students, alumni and the communities that we serve have much to be proud of with this recognition of the excellence of our faculty and grad student researchers.”
Two other IU Bloomington programs also ranked in the top 10 — the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Information and Library Science both ranked second.
Five other IUB programs ranked in the top 40 in their fields: finance at No. 13, business administration and sociology both at No. 15, management at No. 34 and economics at No. 37.