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  • 1 Library, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221116, People's Republic of China
  • 2 School of Management, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030006, People's Republic of China
  • 3 School of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210096, People's Republic of China
  • 4 Library, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013, People's Republic of China
  • 5 Faculty of Safety Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221116, People's Republic of China
  • 6 School of Mines, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221116, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

This article explores a method of evaluating the comprehensive competitiveness of American universities in Bridge Engineering, which is beneficial for students’ picking up an ideal university for further study in America. Making use of ESI database, SCI database and EI database as well as the ranking of American universities from U.S. News and World Report, the author evaluates the comprehensive competitiveness of American universities in Bridge Engineering, and then develops the ranking of comprehensive competitiveness of American universities in Bridge Engineering specialty. From the ranking, the author reaches the conclusion that American universities such as University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Institute of Technology and so on, have comparatively higher international influence and competitiveness in the field of Bridge Engineering.

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