in the world
University soars 18 places worldwide since 2012; holds 4th spot in Canada.
April 3, 2017
Paleontology, forestry, petroleum engineering, geology and transplantation make list of world-leading areas of UAlberta expertise in new CWUR subject ranking.
March 8, 2017
Latest rankings reaffirm U of A’s top-tier global status.
May 16, 2017
Program sits 6th in Canada and 60th in the world.
September 6, 2016
University moves up to 94th worldwide, remains fourth in Canada in latest QS world university rankings.
March 22, 2016
Exceptional program emerges among new contenders in latest QS subject-area rankings.
September 15, 2015
Academic reputation, international strength continue to drive strong standing among top universities worldwide.
April 29, 2015
Medical school rises in international university rankings list.
Latest QS subject-area rankings reflect growing reputation for world-class research and teaching.
Medical school rises in international university rankings list
February 10, 2015
Campus diversity, global research collaborations key to growing success on world stage.
UAlberta is a Top 5 Canadian university, home to more than 500 graduate programs, 200 undergraduate programs and 450 active student groups.
...and one of the best in the world!
UAlberta is globally connected through nearly 400 teaching and research partnerships in 50 countries and is one of the Top 100 universities in the world.
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Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks universities by several indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, papers published in Nature and Science, papers indexed in major citation indices, and the per capita academic performance of an institution.
Find a more detailed breakdown of the ARWU ranking methodology here.
The Center for World University Rankings uses eight objective and robust indicators to rank the world's top 1000 universities:
More information on the ranking methodology.
Published annually since 2011, the QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top-performing institutions in a broad spectrum of individual academic areas. The rankings aim to help prospective students identify leading universities in their chosen field of study.
For its subject-area rankings, QS ranks universities based on:
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings list the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Performance indicators are grouped into five areas: