Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Continente:
North America
Country:
United States of America United States of America
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 2019
World University Rankings 363 326 340 335 376 397 421 417 445 456 488 501-550 551-600

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Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - - - -
Engineering 94 85 103 144 128 128 146 174 167 199 224 242
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences 168 208 181 228 263 284 293 - 295 301-350 351-400 401-450
Social Sciences - 281 232 221 209 - - - - 301-350 351-400 351-400

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Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - -
Chemical Engineering 274 246 231 260 256 273 267 289 351-400 301-350
Chemistry 286 - 257 278 - - 287 301-350 301-350 351-400
Civil Engineering 260 - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science 84 108 117 147 160 165 208 234 250 260
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering 78 110 115 113 138 151 139 195 225 233
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences 261 273 260 278 272 296 - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 84 106 98 102 119 144 140 155 166 179
Mathematics 225 - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Mechanical Engineering 118 97 121 89 97 113 108 153 188 237
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - -
Physics 124 150 193 242 252 254 278 298 301-350 351-400
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - -
Space Science - - - - - - - - - -