Shanghai rankings rate McGill among world’s best universities

McGill has been ranked 73rd out of 2,500 universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities

McGill has been ranked 73rd out of 2,500 universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Compiled by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, the annual list is considered one of the pre-eminent global rankings of universities based on research metrics.

ARWU uses several academic or research performance indicators to rate world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals; the number of highly cited researchers; the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science; papers indexed in major citation indices; and the per capita academic performance of an institution.

McGill was particularly strong in the Alumni category, which tabulates the number of alumni who have won Nobel Prizes or Field Prizes. The University ranked first among Canadian institutions.

Earlier this summer, Shanghai Consultancy released its annual Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022. Twenty-three subjects taught at McGill were ranked in the top 100 in the world, including five in the top 50. Released on July 19, the list ranks universities in 54 subjects across Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. In total, more than 5,000 universities in 96 countries and regions were ranked.

McGill’s top-ranked subjects include:

  • Public Health (21st)
  • Geography (29th)
  • Dentistry and Oral Health (38th)
  • Mining & Mineral Engineering (40th)
  • Human Biological Sciences (42nd)

In June, the QS World University Rankings rated McGill as Canada’s top university and 31st in the world.

Consult the full Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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Benjamin Locke
1 year ago

McGill is really going down the drain each year. No amount of esoterics in story titling and verbiage can hide the fact that this latest Shanghai ranking saw McGill decline once again from ranking 66th last year to only 73rd now. Same thing with that other international ranking, QS, where McGill fell from no. 25 last year to 32 this year. What on earth is going on in this Quebecois college?

Edward St-Pierre
1 year ago
Reply to  Benjamin Locke

It’s happening in every university in north America and it’s how they are teaching. There’s a woke virus affecting everyone who attends school by the students being told what to think about social values and culture on and same time the Dept of students are so high that only the wealthy 🤑 student is going to make it safe and sound.

Benjamin Locke
1 year ago

It is not happening to universities like Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, etc. which remain firmly ensconced in the topmost ranks.