UBC ranked one of world's best universities for multiple subjects

Feb 28 2019, 8:21 am

The University of British Columbia has ranked as one of the top 50 schools in the world in multiple subjects, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

The QS ranking scores the world’s top universities in individual subject areas.

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Each of the subject rankings is compiled using the following criteria:

  • Academic reputation – based on QS’s global survey of academics
  • Employer reputation – based on the QS reputation survey
  • Research citations per paper – based on QS measuring citations per paper
  • H-index – The h-index is a way of measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the academic’s most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications.

UBC ranked in the top 50 in 41 of 48 subjects tracked by the QS ranking.

The school’s Library and Information Management subject was ranked best in the world. UBC was the only Canadian university to rank number one overall in any subject.

UBC also ranked first in Canada in 10 subjects including:

  • Sports-related subjects (third overall in the world)
  • Geography (fifth in the world)
  • Mineral and mining engineering (ninth in the world)
  • Earth and marine sciences (12th in the world)
  • Agriculture and forestry  (15th in the world)
  • Psychology (16th in the world)

“UBC’s performance in this year’s rankings demonstrates significant research and academic depth in a broad range of subject areas that clearly marks our university as one of the very best in Canada,” said UBC Provost and Vice-President, Academic Andrew Szeri, in a release.

“I’m proud of these impressive results and the contributions of the entire university community, which continues to drive our research and academic excellence on the global stage.”


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