Sunday, August 14, 2011

Operational Research considered 1 of 6 dsciplines in Social Sciences

Okay, so OR is grouped with Statistics as one of the six disciplines of social sciences, but still, I'm pleasantly surprised that OR is mentioned!

According to QS World University Rankings, the six disciplines considered as part of social sciences are:
  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Law
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Statistics and Operational Research
Here you can download the full table (yeah, Google Doc!), and see the top 10 universities at a glance for each of the above subjects. For Stats and OR, here are your top 10:

Rank Institution Country
1 Stanford University United States
2 Harvard University United States
3 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
6 University of Oxford United Kingdom
7 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
8 University of Toronto Canada
9 Imperial College London United Kingdom
10 Princeton University United States
P.S. If you haven't discovered it already, the Guardian's Data Blog is great!

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