MIT named among three top universities in the world for humanities & arts fields


December 2, 2015

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The Times Higher Education 2015 World University Rankings has named MIT one of the top three universities worldwide for arts and humanities education. The three top ranked universities — Stanford University, Harvard University, and MIT — are closely aligned in the evaluation metrics, which assess the arts and humanities at “research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.”

“I am delighted that MIT’s faculty members in the arts and humanities are receiving this public recognition as scholars and teachers for their remarkable research and creativity,” MIT President L. Rafael Reif said. “Their work challenges us to think about the world in new ways, overturns fixed assumptions, and inspires novel connections across disciplines far beyond their own fields. Humanities and arts teaching is also central to guiding MIT students in their growth as human beings who understand the power of science and technology, are alert to its impacts on society, and are prepared to be bold, thoughtful leaders of constructive change.”  Read more

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