MIT named No. 1 university worldwide for social sciences”

MIT News; November 10, 2015

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has named MIT the No. 1 uni­ver­si­ty world­wide for social sci­ences for 2015-2016. The sub­jects cov­ered in the rank­ing include eco­nom­ics, polit­i­cal sci­ence, anthro­pol­o­gy, urban plan­ning, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and busi­ness, among others.


Research and teach­ing in the social sci­ences at MIT span the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (MIT SHASS); the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P); and the Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan). The pri­ma­ry social sci­ence fields in each school include: eco­nom­ics, polit­i­cal sci­ence, anthro­pol­o­gy, inter­na­tion­al stud­ies, women’s stud­ies, and region­al and eth­nic stud­ies in MIT SHASS; urban plan­ning in SA+P; and busi­ness and psy­chol­o­gy in MIT Sloan.


These out­stand­ing pro­grams are com­ple­ment­ed by many social sci­ence cen­ters and labs based in MIT SHASS, among them: the Center for International Studies; the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab; the MIT Governance Lab; the Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative; the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative; the International Policy Lab; the Security Studies Program; and the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), MIT’s flag­ship pro­gram for applied inter­na­tion­al education.