(Sept. 18, 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio’s arts and humanities programs have been ranked No. 66 among the nation’s public universities, according to the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Arts and Humanities Ranking. The annual rankings measure world-class universities with programs in art, performing arts, languages, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology.
Drawing upon the methodology for Times Higher Education’s annual World University Rankings, the publication’s arts and humanities ranking is based on key performance indicators in five areas: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.
UTSA scored particularly high in the citations category, a measurement that evaluates an institution’s research influence by counting the number of times that studies by an institution’s researchers are cited in global scholarly publications.
“The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts is home to world-renowned faculty and academically talented students who conduct high impact research in a variety of areas,” said Dan Gelo, dean of the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts. “This ranking is an affirmation of the impact that their teaching and research have in Texas, the nation and world.”
Overall, Times Higher Education ranked 400 arts and humanities programs in more than 30 countries. One hundred-three U.S. colleges and universities, including six Texas institutions, made this year’s list.
Texas institutions included in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Arts and Humanities Ranking include:
Rice University (#151-175)
Texas A&M University (#251-300)
Baylor University (#301-400)
With an enrollment of nearly 6,000 students and academic programs spanning 11 departments, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts is one of UTSA’s largest and most academically diverse colleges. Home to world-class faculty, the college contributes to the education of virtually every UTSA undergraduate student by offering much of the university’s core curriculum in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Additionally, the college is home to three research centers: the Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute, the Center for Archaeological Research and the Institute for Health Disparities Research.
This high school student exhibit features images, videos, interviews and writings that the students learned about while participating in "The Will to Adorn: African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity."Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
This ceremony honors graduates from the College of Business, College of Engineering, the College of Public Policy and College of Sciences. U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro will deliver the keynote address.Alamodome. 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Education and Human Development, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, and University College will hear from Mayor Ron Nirenberg.Alamodome. 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
President Taylor Eighmy invites UTSA faculty and staff to Tacos With Taylor. Take this opportunity to introduce yourself to Dr. Eighmy at any one of these casual meet and greets. Breakfast tacos will be served while supplies last.Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Join the UTSA Small Business Development Center for a day of learning, skill-building, and professional development that will kick-start your small business ambitions in 2018.Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Join the UTSA contingent for the city-wide march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. This event is open to all UTSA students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families.Downtown San Antonio
A five-day bus tour of civil rights movement landmarks, studying leadership through the lens of social justice history. Student participants deliver prepared reflections on their learning and application goals. All UTSA community members welcome.University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The summit is an opportunity to create an open forum for the community to share ideas and perspectives on civic engagement.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
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