UBC places 38th in 2020 World University Reputation Rankings

Nov 4 2020, 2:23 pm

Chalk up another win and a little more pride for one of British Columbia’s most famous institutions.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) placed 38th in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Reputation Rankings.

The annual study surveys a select group of senior, published academics and asks them to name no more than 15 universities that they believe are the best for research and teaching in their field.

UBC finished as the second-highest Canadian school behind the University of Toronto, which tied for 20th with the University of Pennsylvania, and in front of Montreal’s McGill University, which placed 40th.

Harvard University took the top spot for the 10th consecutive year, with the US playing home to 60 other institutions making the top 100.

The Top 25 World Reputation Ranking According to Times:

  1. Harvard University, US
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
  3. Stanford University, US
  4. University of Cambridge, UK
  5. University of Oxford, UK
  6. University of California, Berkely, US
  7. Princeton University, US
  8. Yale University, US
  9. University of California, Los Angeles, US
  10. The University of Tokyo, Japan
  11. California Institute of Technology, US
  12. The University of Chicago, US
  13. Tsinghua University, China
  14. Columbia University, US
  15. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, US
  16. Peking University, China
  17. ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  18. UCL, UK
  19. Johns Hopkins University, US
  20. The University of Pennsylvania, US
  21. The University of Toronto, Canada (TIED for 20th place) 
  22.  Imperial College London, UK
  23. Kyoto University, Japan
  24. National University of Singapore
  25. Cornell University, US

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