Montana State University

MSU earns recognition for its scientific impact and collaboration

August 18, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University recently received recognition for its scientific impact and collaboration.

The university earned the 302nd spot on the CWTS Leiden Ranking for 2014, which ranks the 750 universities in the world with the largest contributions in international scientific journals.

Unlike other university ranking systems, the Leiden Ranking focuses exclusively on measuring citation impact and scientific collaboration. It is based on 2009-2012 data from a leading bibliographic database, the Web of Science, produced by Thomson Reuters.

Seven hundred and fifty universities representing 49 countries were included on the list. MSU was one of 166 U.S. universities, as well as the only university in Montana, to be recognized.

MSU is also ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the top 108 universities in the nation with very high research activity, a distinction the university has held since 2006. This top tier classification--out of more than 4,600 institutions--recognizes the significant opportunities for research, scholarship and creative work at MSU.

MSU conducts an average of $100 million in research annually.

More information about the Leiden Ranking, including the full list, is available at


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