Top universities from Canada retain high positions in world university rankings




 

Canadian universities have maintained stability in their performance in the QS World University Rankings. QS Top Universities takes a closer look at the results.

Canada boasts 12 universities in the world's top 200 universities, according to the results from the 2008 QS World University Rankings, one more than last year.

McGill University, which has maintained its spot as the top university in the country, is also ranked 20th in the world. However, the Canadian university that showed the most improvement was the University of Alberta, which moved 23 places from =97 to 74.

University of Alberta president Indira Samaraskera said: "The fact that we (University of Alberta) are thought of so highly by our peers around the world in most of the category rankings shows that our goal of being considered among the world's best public universities is, in fact, within reach."

Five Canadian universities (McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Alberta and Université de Montréal) appear in the top 100 of the world's universities and 20 appear in the top 400 - the same number as last year.

Université de Montréal (UdeM) Rector Luc Vinet says the rankings confirm that Université de Montréal is one of the world's premier universities. “Having been ranked and recognized by its peers, the UdeM stands out from some 8,600 universities around the world for its excellence in teaching and research. Being lauded as one of the world's best universities is a distinction our 56,000 students, 260,000 alumni, 10,000 faculty and staff can celebrate."

¬ĚNunzio Quacquarelli, managing director of QS and co-editor of the Top Universities Guide, says: “There have been no radical changes in the rankings this year for Canadian schools, testament to the stability and enduring fundamental quality of the country's tertiary education system"¬Ě

The 20 Canadian universities that feature in the top 400 universities in the world are:

2008 Rank

2007 Rank

Institution name

 

20 

12 

MCGILL University

 

34=

33=

University of BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

41 

45 

University of TORONTO

 

74 

97=

University of ALBERTA

 

91=

93=

Université de Montréal

 

117=

108 

MCMASTER University

 

117=

88 

QUEEN'S University

 

129 

112=

University of WATERLOO

 

159 

126=

The University of WESTERN ONTARIO

 

164 

139 

SIMON FRASER University

 

170=

166=

University of CALGARY

 

197=

221=

DALHOUSIE University

 

222 

227=

University of OTTAWA

 

244=

213 

University of VICTORIA

 

252 

248=

YORK University

 

268=

280 

LAVAL University

 

307 

304=

University of MANITOBA

 

334=

336=

Université du QUÉBEC

 

Source: Top Universities

     

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