Arts and Humanities Shine in Times Higher Education's Subject Rankings

November 9th, 2020

By Nick Prevenas, University Communications 

The University of Arizona ranks 10th among U.S. public universities in arts and humanities, according to the latest subject rankings from Times Higher Education.

The University earned worldwide recognition in a variety of academic disciplines, appearing in the top 20 among U.S. public universities in two other categories, physical sciences and social sciences, in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, released Wednesday.

"At the University of Arizona, we take great pride in our ability to provide world-class academic offerings across a diverse set of disciplines," said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins. "Our success in these rankings is a testament to the continued excellence of our faculty, staff and students. It is our emphasis on a broad-based education that helps develop the critical thinking skills our graduates will need to succeed as leaders in a global economy and have fulfilling lives."

In arts and humanities, the University held its worldwide ranking from last year, placing at No. 80 out of 565 universities, and moved up to No. 10 among public universities and No. 26 among all U.S. institutions. The ranking highlights the universities that are leading across the following disciplines: art, performing arts, design, languages, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology.

"The University of Arizona is home to many of the field's most bold and forward-thinking educators and researchers," said Alain-Philippe Durand, Dean of the College of Humanities. "With a global focus and emphases on multilingualism and digital humanities, the College of Humanities seeks to create an atmosphere where critical thinkers and adaptable problem solvers can truly thrive."