Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: 110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY USA 12180

Web Site: www.rpi.edu



About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (/rɛnsəˈlɪər/), or RPI, is a private research university and space-grant institution located in Troy, New York, with two additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut. The Institute was established in 1824 by Stephen van Rensselaer and Amos Eaton for the "application of science to the common purposes of life" and is described as the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world. Numerous American colleges or departments of applied sciences were modeled after Rensselaer. Built on a hillside, RPI's 265-acre (107 ha) campus overlooks the city of Troy and the Hudson River and is a blend of traditional and modern architecture. The institute operates an on campus business incubator and the 1,250-acre (510 ha) Rensselaer Technology Park. Today, Rensselaer is organized into six main schools which contain 37 departments, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business and management, information technology, the sciences, design, and liberal arts. RPI's Science MBA, Engineering MBA and Master of Science in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship are identified as highly inventive and innovative by the Peterson's guide. As of 2017, Rensselaer's faculty and alumni include six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, eight Fulbright Scholarshiprecipients, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics; in addition, 86 faculty or alumni are members of the National Academy of Engineering, 17 of the National Academy of Sciences, 25 of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, eight of the National Academy of Medicine, and nine of the National Academy of Inventors. Research projects include the areas of Astrobiology and Astrophysics, Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Energy, Environment, and Smart Systems (EES), Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Computational Science and Engineering, and Cognitive Engineering.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 363 326 340 335 376 397 421 417 445 456 488 501-550

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - - - -
Engineering - 94 85 103 144 128 128 146 174 167 199 224
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences - 168 208 181 228 263 284 293 - 295 301-350 351-400
Social Sciences - - 281 232 221 209 - - - - 301-350 351-400

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 274 246 231 260 256 273 267 289 351-400
Chemistry - - - 286 - 257 278 - - 287 301-350 301-350
Civil Engineering - - - 260 - - - - - - - 351-400
Computer Science - - - 84 108 117 147 160 165 208 234 250
Electrical Engineering - - - 78 110 115 113 138 151 139 195 225
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - 261 273 260 278 272 296 - - -
Materials Science - - - 84 106 98 102 119 144 140 155 166
Mathematics - - - 225 - - - - - - - 401-450
Mechanical Engineering - - - 118 97 121 89 97 113 108 153 188
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - - -
Physics - - - 124 150 193 242 252 254 278 298 301-350
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - - - -