University of Calgary

University moves up in world rankings

UToday HomeMay 8, 2013

World University RankingThere was great news from London, England, this morning with the release of the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject. The University of Calgary improved its ranking in seven subject categories and maintained its ranking in 11 subject categories. School rankings for each subject are ranked in categories of 50 for the top 200 placements.

Among the improvements:

  • Medicine improved in the rankings, moving from the 101-150 category to the 51-100 category;
  • History from 151-200 to 101-150;
  • Environmental Sciences from 151-200 to 101-150;
  • Chemical Engineering from 151-200 to 101-150;
  • Biological Sciences from 151-200 to 101-150;
  • Education improved two rankings from 151-200 to 51-100;
  • Economics/Econometrics entered the rankings for the first time in the 151-200 rankings category.

“We are continuously working to improve the learning experience for our students on our path to achieving the Eyes Highvision to be one of Canada’s top five research universities,” says University of Calgary president Elizabeth Cannon. “The University of Calgary uses rankings as one of many means for measuring success. Various rankings employ different methodologies and emphasize different performance measures, ranging from research funding and impact to student success and satisfaction, as well as the university’s overall reputation.”

The 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 disciplines. The rankings series is the only international evaluation that allows prospective students to compare universities in their particular area of interest. The 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject evaluated 2,858 universities and ranked 678 institutions in total. Compiled by the QS Intelligence Unit in close consultation with an international advisory board of leading academics, the QS World University Rankings is widely referenced by prospective and current students, university professionals and governments worldwide. The purpose of the rankings is to recognize universities as the multi-faceted organizations they are and to provide a global comparison of their success against the notional mission of remaining or becoming world-class.

The University of Calgary features in the world's elite (Top 200) institutions in 21 of the 30 subjects featured. For details of the report, go to:


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