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The University of Waterloo rose 17 places to be ranked 152nd in the world in 2015, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a UK firm that released an annual ranking of world universities in mid-September.
In April, QS ranked three subjects at Waterloo in the top 50 in the world and eight other subjects among the top 100.
In the New York Times earlier this year, Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, identified Waterloo as the top school in North America for producing students and graduates whose ideas take off.
Student and alumni companies that are currently in or launched from Waterloo’s Velocity startup program have raised more than $150 million in funding from investors in just the last 18 months, bringing the total since the incubator launched to more than $250 million.