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National Research Council Places UCLA Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Program High

The National Research Council of the National Academies just released its assessment of U.S. research doctorate programs on September 28, 2010. The assessment is designed to help universities evaluate and improve the quality of their Ph.D. programs based on measures important to faculty, students, administrators, founders, and other stakeholders. Rankings show how the data can be used to compare programs based on the importance of particular program characteristics. Rather than assign specific rankings, the NRC placed programs within a particular scoring range within disciplines.

With this said, the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department is placed solidly within the top 10 EE programs nationwide (or statistically between 5 to 13 on a regression-base and between 6 to 19 on a survey-base).

"We take strong pride in our graduate programs in both research and education. Due to our extensive program coverage in various electrical engineering fields, our faculty and trained students have in many cases substantially advanced the state-of-the-art in modern electronics, electromagnetic waves, mixed-signal integrated circuits and communication & control algorithms and systems with proven industrial and economic impacts...." said Dr. M.C. Frank Chang, UCLA EE Professor and Chairman.

The NRC rankings solidify UCLA Electrical Engineering academic leadership role in technology research, scientific activity, and education. Download the NRC report from

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