UBC named one of the best academic schools in the world
The University of British Columbia (UBC) has once again been recognized as not just one of the highest-ranking post-secondary schools in Canada but also in the world.
The institution recently ranked second in Canada and 38th in the world by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, an independent organization “dedicated to researching higher education intelligence and consultation.”
The group has been publishing academic rankings of world universities since 2009, using several objective indicators.
The ranking “adopts six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, the number of Highly Cited Researchers and articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index based on data in the Web of Science, and per capita performance,” says the ShanghaiRanking.
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In total, more than 1,800 universities are ranked and the top 1,000 are published.
The top five schools are Harvard University, which placed first, followed by Stanford University, University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of California, Berkeley.
The University of Toronto, UBC, McGill University, McMaster University, and the University of Alberta made up the top five in Canada.
UBC has been ranked 38th in the world in the 2020 @shanghairanking. https://t.co/76TXaAB6bB pic.twitter.com/zZuqr2UTxS
— University of British Columbia (@UBC) August 17, 2020
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