According to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) World University Rankings 2021-22, the U of A sits 81st in the world—up 20 spots from last year’s showing—and fourth in Canada.
“Rankings are a measure of our reputation for excellence in education and research, and the impact that our students, faculty and alumni have in their disciplines, communities, and professions,” said U of A president Bill Flanagan. “The U of A’s high ranking in this year’s CWUR is testament to the continued hard work and talent of the entire U of A community.”
CWUR publishes the largest academic rankings of global universities, examining 19,777 post-secondary institutions for inclusion in its rank of the top 2,000. What makes its rankings unique is that objective indicators are used for all four key pillars underlying the methodology—quality of education (25 per cent), alumni employment (25), quality of faculty (10) and research performance (40)—with no reliance on surveys and university data submissions.
The U of A fared particularly well in the quality of faculty and research performance categories, finishing 70th and 83rd in the world respectively.
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