The University of British Columbia (UBC) has once again been recognized as not just one of Canada’s, but one of the world’s, highest-ranking post-secondary schools.
The institution recently ranked second in Canada and 35th 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 to rank universities around the globe.
“Universities are ranked by several indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, papers published in Nature and Science, papers indexed in major citation indices, and the per capita academic performance of an institution,” states its methodology. “For each indicator, the highest scoring institution is assigned a score of 100, and other institutions are calculated as a percentage of the top score.”
In total, more than 1,800 universities are actually 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 University of Alberta made up the top five in Canada.
Top Universities in Canada
— ShanghaiRanking (@ShanghaiRanking) August 16, 2019