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SPIA program ranks first for international scholarly output

The public administration program within UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs placed No. 1 for international scholarly output based on quality and productivity in a recent study from the Journal of Public Affairs Education.

The article, written by Adam M. Williams, Derek R. Slagle and Darrin Wilson of Florida Atlantic University, assesses the scholarly activity of public administration based upon the criteria from Thompson Reuters Journal Citation Reports to determine productivity, quality and overall annual institutional impact. The study was conducted for a five-year period between 2006 and 2010, in which UGA ranked No. 1 in all three categories.

In the Institutional Impact Final Rankings, UGA scored No. 1 followed by the London School of Economics and Cardiff University. Other U.S. institutions ranked in the top 10 include the University of Wisconsin-Madison, American University and Indiana University.