MIT named No.1 university worldwide for social sciences

Story at MIT News

“MIT’s faculty members in the social sciences have long distinguished themselves through their bold ideas, rigorous thinking, leadership in their disciplines and impact on the world. This new ranking also highlights their global outlook — a vital way that MIT brings knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. I am delighted and extremely proud that their superb individual and collective work has earned them this worldwide recognition.”

— MIT President L. Rafael Reif

“I am delighted that our social science departments and programs are being recognized for their first-rate research and capacity to address a broad spectrum of global issues, including health, education, the environment, justice, and economic equity. MIT’s social scientists are also superb, dedicated teachers. One of our primary goals in the social sciences at MIT is to guide students as they develop as engaged, thoughtful citizens and leaders who are prepared to serve the world wisely and well.”

— Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean, MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences