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KU Ranks 71st in 2017 KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings…Korea’s only Business School to Be Named in Top 100
Oct 19, 2017
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Korea University Releases “2017 KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings”
Analysis on 40,000 publications data from 86 business journals.
University of Pennsylvania is ranked 1st followed by Erasmus University Rotterdam (2nd), and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (3rd)…Korea University moved up three places to sit in 71st, Korea’s only business school to be named in the top 100.
 
On October 19 (Thu), the Center for Business Research Analytics at Korea University Business School (KUBS; Dean=Professor Soo Young Kwon) released the 2017 KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings™ (KUBS Rankings).
 
 
This year, the University of Pennsylvania maintained the top spot followed by Erasmus University Rotterdam (2nd) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (3rd). Within the Asian region, City University of Hong Kong (5th) and National University of Singapore (6th) placed in the top 10 while Hong Kong Polytechnic University (18th) is ranked in the top 20. Korea University has been ranked as the one and only university in Korea to be named in the top 100. Other Korean universities are ranked as follows: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (111th), Seoul National University (179th), and Yonsei University (204th). Particularly, Korea University stayed at No. 1 in Korea, placing itself within the top 10 in Asia.
 
 
The KUBS Rankings, annually released in autumn, is an evaluation index which indicates the research capabilities and performances of universities worldwide by data analyses on 40,000 publications listed in the 86 distinguished journals. The worldwide rankings are released as an overall index which can be viewed by “Rankings by Area” and “Rankings by Journal”. The areas are divided into seven business research areas of study, including △Accounting, △Finance, △Management, △Management Information System (MIS), △Marketing, △Operations, Management & Management Science (OM/MS), and △International Business (IB) & Strategy. Five years of publication data from 2012 to 2016 have been computed for the 2017 KUBS Worldwide Rankings. The top 300 universities are ranked based on the sum of converted scores, reflecting the number of authors and their affiliations.
 
Looking at the performances of Korean universities in the 2017 KUBS Rankings, Korea University moved up three places higher from 74th to 71st this year, and KAIST Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology soared upward 28 places (139th in 2016). Meanwhile, Seoul National University and Yonsei University showed a drop in the ranking compared to last year. 

The KUBS Rankings provides analyses on a wider scope of journals compared to the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™ (UTD Rankings) which conducts analyses only on 24 distinguished journals. While there is a tendency for the UTD Rankings to show outstanding performance of universities mainly in the United States, the KUBS Rankings strives to have its base on a more practical evaluation standard by conducting analysis on a broader variety of journals so that the top universities in the European region as well as the ones in the Asian Pacific region will not be undervalued.
 
“In order to secure its reliability, KUBS Ranking evaluates all of the publications listed in the world's renowned business journals by creating a database,” KUBS Dean Soo Young Kwon said. “Through the KUBS Rankings, I hope prestigious business schools around the world can be recognized for their research achievements and also hope this would pave the way for significant progresses in studies of the business field. 
 
For more information about the 2017 KUBS Rankings, visit kubsrankings.korea.ac.kr. 
 
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