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Rice rockets up the World University Rankings, but it still can't catch the University of Texas

Rice rockets up World University Rankings, but it can't catch UT

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Houston's Rice University has been named one of the top universities in the world in the new Times Higher Education World University Rankings, making it one of only two Texas institutions to make it into the Top 100.

The study, conducted by Thomson Reuters Corp., ranks 400 of the world's top universities and judges schools across many areas, including teaching, research, knowledge transfer, industry income, citations and international outlook.

With an overall score of 59.8 out of 100, Rice University comes in at No. 65 on this year's list, moving up 10 spots from last year's ranking. The university received 99.9 out of 100 for its citations, 44.1 for teaching, 67.7 for international outlook, 35.2 for industry income and 35.5 for research.

The University of Texas at Austin is the most highly ranked school in Texas, coming in at No. 27 on the list, which is two spots lower than its ranking last year. Texas A&M University ranks 159th, compared to No. 156 last year. The University of Texas at Dallas comes in at No. 188.

Reuters said that researchers use 13 performance indicators to provide "the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments."