The University of Texas at Austin, founded in 1883, is ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. It supports around 51,000 diverse students from around the world with the top national programs across 18 colleges and schools of the university.
According to the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, The University of Texas at Austin is ranked No. 5 among U.S. public universities, No. 17 in the U.S., and No. 50 in the world for education in the arts and humanities field.
In 2021, more than 600 universities from around the world are included in the Times Higher Education rankings. The ranking list highlights the universities that are leading in the disciplines, such as, art, performing arts, design, languages, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology.
For the rankings and The University of Texas at Austin chosen as the best universities among the world, a number of factors were considered, which includes teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.
“We’re proud to see the incredible work and impact of the creative and scholarly research of our faculty and students recognized in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings,” said College of Fine Arts Dean Ramón H. Rivera-Servera. “These rankings validate what we already know — that our students receive a world class education in the arts and humanities at The University of Texas at Austin.”
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The University of Texas at Austin is famous for a number of reasons, likewise, Austin being the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’, the university being the home to one of the largest college stadiums in the US.
“With disciplines spanning all scales of the built environment, the UT School of Architecture offers students an environment that couples individual exploration with collaborative problem solving to build their capacity to plan, design, and effect change in the world around us,” said Michelle Addington, dean of the School of Architecture. “We never lose sight that our disciplines’ primary role is to serve the public through our professions, and over the years, we have developed a strong curriculum that fosters dialogue, interdisciplinary collaboration, risk-taking, and hands-on learning to give our students and our school a competitive edge.”
Also, the technology-focused universities saw an upturn across the board in the 2022 rankings, potentially flagging increases in collaboration between the two disciplines. Interdisciplinary study and research are priorities for arts and humanities colleges at UT Austin, including the School of Architecture.
“This is a wonderful affirmation of the value of arts and humanities degrees at UT Austin,” said Ann Stevens, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “Our faculty, staff, and students are at the heart of what makes the university and the city of Austin such a dynamic and exciting place to be.”
The above-mentioned ranking is one of the recent rankings recognizing the university’s academic and research strengths. Beginning of this year, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings has placed UT Austin on No. 47 overall in the world and No. 7 among U.S. public universities.