Four Canadian schools on list of world’s best!
Canada has captured four spots in the new Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s best.
The magazine on Wednesday released its first rankings based solely on reputation, as rated by of 13,388 academics in 131 countries. The ratings are broken out of its overall rankings list, released each fall.
“With this, we just took reputation,” news editor John Gill told the Star. “It’s interesting because the rankings change from our fall list.”
The University of Toronto ranks as Canada’s top university by reputation, at No. 17 on the list of the top-100. It’s also No. 17 on the overall list.
Three other Canadian universities made the reputation top 100, compared with only two on the master list.
McGill ranked No. 29 worldwide for reputation, the University of British Columbia reached No. 31 and the University of Waterloo was 91st.
The overall rankings measure reputation, teaching, research, citations, innovation and international mix of students and faculty.
On that overall list, UBC ranks No. 30, McGill No. 35, McMaster University 93rd, the University of Alberta 127th, the University of Victoria 130th, the University of Montreal 138th, Dalhousie University 193rd and Simon Fraser University 199th.
The United States captured 13 of the top 20 spots on the Times Higher Education reputation list, with Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cambridge University leading the way.
Harvard is also the world’s richest university. Cambridge is Britain’s richest.
The U.K. had 12 universities in the top 100, followed by Japan with five. Asia in total has 15 in the top 100.
Australia, Germany and the Netherlands joined Canada with four each, the magazine said.