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UM News
October 09, 2013

MISSOULA – The University of Montana recently was ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide, but one factor of that ranking stands out: UM is in the top 25 percent of universities for the scholarly accomplishments of its faculty.

In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UM scored a 74.6 for citations of research and creative scholarship. Last year, UM scored a 72.1 in that area and was ranked in the top 28 percent of universities worldwide.

“A high ranking of the number of citations of UM faculty research and creative scholarship – and that the ranking is improving – is particularly noteworthy,” said Scott Whittenburg, UM vice president for research and creative scholarship. “The citation index confirms that our faculty members and researchers present results of the highest quality on topics of vital interest to the scientific and broader community.”

UM’s overall ranking in the report falls in the 276-300 section. The university’s score is determined by data on teaching, international outlook, industry income, research and citations. View the breakdown of UM’s ranking at

For more information call Whittenburg at 406-243-6670 or email






Contact: Scott Whittenburg, UM vice president for research and creative scholarship, 406-243-6670,