By McGill Reporter Staff
McGill remains one of three Canadian universities among the top 40 in the world, according to the 2014-15 Times Higher Education world university rankings.
Most Canadian universities in the top 200 of the THE list slipped in rank this year. McGill placed 39, compared with 35 last year. The University of Toronto remained in the 20 spot, while the University of British Columbia edged down to 32 from 31 and the Université de Montréal moved from 106 to 113.
California Institute of Technology held on to the overall number-one spot for the fourth consecutive year, ahead of Harvard University in second and the University of Oxford in third.
The THE rankings are based on 13 performance indicators grouped into five areas:
- Teaching: the learning environment (worth 30 per cent of the overall ranking score)
- Research: volume, income and reputation (worth 30 per cent)
- Citations: research influence (worth 30 per cent)
- Industry income: innovation (worth 2.5 per cent)
- International outlook: staff, students and research (worth 7.5 per cent)
In the QS World University Rankings, published last month, McGill placed 21, marking the 11th year in a row that Quacquarelli Symonds has ranked McGill in the Top 25 of the world’s universities. McGill is Canada’s second-ranked university in this year’s QS standings, almost tied with the University of Toronto, which ranks 20.