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“2016 KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings” Released…KUBS Ranked 74th
Dec 21, 2016
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 “2016 KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings” Released…KUBS Ranked 74th

Analysis on 40,000 publications data from 86 business journals, University of Pennsylvania ranked #1, followed by Erasmus University Rotterdam (#2) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (#3).
A broader evaluation on research capacity compared to the UTD Rankings focusing on Western Universities.
 
The Center for Business Research Analytics at Korea University Business School (KUBS; Dean Soo Young Kwon) released the 2016 Korea University Business School Worldwide Business Research Rankings™ (KUBS Rankings).

This year, the University of Pennsylvania was ranked 1st place, while Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor were ranked as the top universities, placing 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Within the Asian region, City University of Hong Kong (8th) and National University of Singapore (9th) placed within the top 10, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (20th) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (23rd) ranked within the top 20. Korea University has been ranked as the one and only university in Korea to be named within the top 100, being the 74th in the world. Other Korean universities ranked as follows: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (139th), Yonsei University (164th), and Seoul National University (167th).

Korean universities have shown notable performances this year. While the rankings were not especially high, KUBS – as the leading university in Korea – moved up one spot higher from 75th to 74th this year. Other top Korean universities also showed great increase in ranking as follows: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology moving up 36 spots (175th in 2015), Yonsei University moving up 19 spots (183rd in 2015), and Seoul National University moving up 4 spots (171st in 2015).


KUBS Rankings, annually released towards the end of the year, 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. While the worldwide rankings are released as an overall index which can be viewed by Rankings by Area – divided by seven business research areas of study – and Rankings by Journal. The Areas include △Accounting △Finance △Management △Management Information System (MIS) △Marketing △Operations Management & Management Science (OM/MS) △International Business (IB) & Strategy. Five years of publication data from 2011 to 2015 have been computed for the 2016 KUBS Worldwide Rankings. The top 300 universities have been ranked based on the sum of converted scores, reflecting the number of authors and their affiliations.  
 
 
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, 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.
 
“The goal of KUBS Rankings is to provide an active and inclusive evaluation on business schools around the world,” KUBS Dean Soo Young Kwon said. “Since KUBS Rankings has created a database of a wide variety of prestigious business journals, it has been recognized its potential to grow as the major index for evaluating the capability for research on studies of the business field. Currently there is an increasing number of inquiries continued from all over the world.”

The details and information on the 2016 Korea University Business School Worldwide Business Research Rankings™ and other supplementary rankings can be found at kubsrankings.korea.ac.kr.