23 Canadian universities make global Top 500 list - Macleans.ca

23 Canadian universities make global Top 500 list

Results from 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities

by

Concordia University (Roger LeMoyne)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, which annually publishes the Academic Ranking of World Universities, has released its 2013 list. The top 10 are once again all in the U.S. or U.K.

Canada has 23 schools in the top 500 this year, up from 22 last year and 21 five years ago. Canada’s new entrant is Concordia University.

The top 10 are Harvard University, Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, University of Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Princeton University, University of Chicago and University of Oxford.

Once again, four Canadian schools are in the top 100. They are the University of Toronto (28th), the University of British Columbia (40th), McGill University (58th) and McMaster University (92nd).

The rankings take into account the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of Highly Cited Researchers, the number of articles published in Nature and Science, the number of articles in science and social sciences citation indexes and more.

They are more science-focused than the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, which includes a reputation survey. Canadian universities ranked higher in the Times ranking than on the ARWU; Toronto is 21st on the Times list, UBC is 30th, McGill is 34th and McMaster is 88th.

Here are the 23 Canadian universities that made the ARWU top 500 list for 2013.

Ranking in Canada University World Ranking
1
University of Toronto 28
2
University of British Columbia 40
3
McGill University 58
4
McMaster University 92
5-6
University of Alberta 101-150
5-6
University of Montreal 101-150
7
University of Waterloo 151-200
8-16
Dalhousie University 201-300
8-16
Laval University 201-300
8-16
Queen’s University 201-300
8-16
Simon Fraser University 201-300
8-16
The University of Calgary 201-300
8-16
The University of Western Ontario 201-300
8-16
University of Guelph 201-300
8-16
University of Ottawa 201-300
8-16
University of Saskatchewan 201-300
17-18
University of Manitoba 301-400
17-18
University of Victoria 301-400
19-23
Carleton University 401-500
19-23
Concordia University 401-500
19-23
University of Quebec 401-500
19-23
University of Sherbrooke 401-500
19-23
York University 401-500