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UH Manoa faculty rank among nation’s best in several graduate programs

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gregg Takayama, 956-9836
Communications Director
Posted: Apr 14, 2008

Several University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa graduate programs rank among the nation‘s top 10 in a newly released listing of programs based on faculty productivity.

The Faculty Scholarly Productivity (FSP) Index, partly financed by the State University of New York at Stony Brook and published by Academic Analytics, a private company, rates faculty members' scholarly output at 8,182 doctoral programs at 387 of the nation‘s universities.

Highly-ranked UH Mānoa programs are:

· Oceanography, Physical Sciences — ranks 2nd in the nation (behind top-ranked UC- Santa Barbara and ahead of UC-San Diego and University of Southern California);
· Marine Sciences — ranked 4th;
· Teacher Education (second-language acquisition) — ranked 6th;
· Geophysics — 7th;
· Epidemiology — 8th.

"UH Mānoa faculty members in these programs are among the very best in the world, so our high ranking accurately reflects the quality of their efforts, along with the students and staff working with them," said UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw.

"For example, our School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) includes such outstanding oceanographers as David Karl and Lorenz Magaard, and they are supported by unique resources, including our submersible vessels for deep-sea research and Coconut Island‘s Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology," said Chancellor Hinshaw.

The newly published FSP Index covers 2006-07 and ranks faculty based on books and scientific papers published, federal research grants awarded, and honors received.

More information is available at the Academic Analytics website: