Queen's University

Queen's ranks among world's best universities

 
2014-07-15

By Craig Leroux, Senior Communications Officer

Queen’s University placed 277th in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2014 rankings of the top 1,000 universities around the globe. This places Queen’s in the top 1.3 per cent of the world’s 22,000 degree granting institutions.

“Queen’s is consistently counted among the world’s top universities and well respected in Canada for the exceptional student learning experience it delivers within a research-intensive environment,” says Caroline Davis, Vice-Principal (Finance & Administration) and Acting Principal. “Expanding the university’s international reach is a strategic priority for the university and we continue to work to raise our profile abroad and to expand our international recruitment and research activities.”

CWUR’s rankings are based on a number of factors, including the number of faculty and alumni who have won prestigious international awards, and the number of alumni who hold CEO positions at the world’s top 2000 companies. It also uses citations and other indicators of research activity and impact. It does not use reputational surveys or data submissions from universities in its methodology.

Queen’s is consistently counted among the world’s top universities and well respected in Canada for the exceptional student learning experience it delivers within a research-intensive environment.

- Caroline Davis, Vice-Principal (Finance & Administration) and Acting Principal

“Queen’s strives to be among the best of its peer institutions, and it is important to remember that no individual ranking captures all of Queen’s strengths,” says Katherine O’Brien, Associate Vice-Principal, International. “The quality of the student learning experience is a key driver of our success and we know through measures like the National Survey of Student Engagement and the International Student Barometer that domestic and international students value their Queen’s experience very highly.”

CWUR began producing its world university rankings in 2012. The complete 2014 rankings are available on its website.

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