University of Waterloo ranked among most international universities in the world

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The University of Waterloo is among the top 50 universities in the world for strongest global connections, according to a new ranking.

Times Higher Education listed Waterloo 34th in its ranking of the World’s Most International Universities 2017. The list takes into consideration the proportion of international students and staff, and an institution’s journal publications with at least one international co-author. A fourth factor, international reputation, makes up 25 per cent of a university’s score.

“Internationalization offers the diversity of experience and insight vital to answering the world’s most pressing questions,” said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. “Our diversity adds to Waterloo’s strength and will help us reach our goal of improving the world and helping Canada to lead in the world economy.”

The ranking combines the international outlook portion of the THE World University Rankings 2016-17, which considers international students, staff and co-authors of publications, with international reputation, taken from the Academic Reputation Survey.

Waterloo is among five Canadian universities listed in the top 50.  ETH Zurich captured the top spot, followed by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and University of Hong Kong.

About the University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo is Canada’s top innovation university. With more than 36,000 students we are home to the world's largest co-operative education system of its kind. Our unmatched entrepreneurial culture, combined with an intensive focus on research, powers one of the top innovation hubs in the world. Find out more at uwaterloo.ca.

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