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Study ranks UGA top university worldwide for public administration scholarship

Ranking the scholarly productivity of universities is a notoriously difficult task, with institutions rising or falling in the rankings based on whatever criteria are used. But a new study that used five different ranking methodologies arrived at a strikingly consistent result: The University of Georgia ranked first worldwide for its public administration research regardless of the method used. UGA is first in overall scholarly output, topping second-place Cardiff University in the United Kingdom and the third-place London School of Economics. When publication in just the top four most widely read journals is used to rank institutions, UGA retains its top spot and is followed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cardiff University in second and third places, respectively. UGA again places first when journal reputation is taken into account, with Indiana University coming in second. Regardless of how the authors analyzed the data, UGA came out on top.