Waterloo amongst top 150 universities in world
QS Rankings see University of Waterloo move up 17 spots in one year
QS Rankings see University of Waterloo move up 17 spots in one yearBy Natalie Quinlan University Relations
The University of Waterloo is amongst the top 150 universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings, an annual publication of comparative data about university performance.
One of 1,300 institutions ranked, Waterloo placed 149th in the 2022 ranking, 17 spots higher than its 2021 mark of 166th. Waterloo’s ranking amongst Canadian institutions remained stable at 7th out of 28, but saw the largest overall improvement for Canadian universities in the top 150 over one year.
“This great leap over a one-year period is a testament of the hard work and dedication of our University community in the areas of teaching and academic excellence,” says Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. “To be recognized on the global scale as one of the world’s top 150 universities demonstrates the incredible impact we have on society every day.”
The University’s strongest indicators include:
Waterloo’s academic reputation rank dropped slightly from 210th last year to 213th this year, however ranks improved in the international student indicator from 145th last year to 141st this year (fifth in Canada) and international faculty indicator from 234th to 214th. Both measures are based on the proportion of faculty members or students that are international and measure how internationally attractive the University is to these groups.
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The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.