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UMSL’s Research Faculty Ranks in Top 10 in U.S.

UMSL was the only Midwest university ranked in the top 10, tied at seventh with Fordham University in New York.

All the papers, citations, grants and awards produced by research faculty at the University of Missouri–St. Louis last year landed the school in the top 10 in the nation for scholarly production among universities with less than 15 doctoral programs. Academic Analytics, which measures faculty research in 27 separate areas, released the data in June.

The report was based on the analysis of more than 180,000 faculty members in 383 universities and 9,262 doctoral programs. The results are based on work done in the 2009-10 academic year. The data measure a university’s overall performance and also that of individual doctoral programs compared to others in their respective fields.

“First, this data validates the outstanding work of our faculty,” UMSL Provost Glen Cope said. “We are honored to be grouped in the top 10 nationally with universities such Brandeis, Georgetown and the University of Colorado–Denver.”