Waterloo ranked #1 school in Canada for computer science, engineering
U.S. News ranking recognizes Waterloo as a national leader in core disciplines
U.S. News ranking recognizes Waterloo as a national leader in core disciplinesBy Staff University of Waterloo
University of Waterloo is the top school in Canada for computer science and engineering, according to the US News' Global University Subject-area Rankings.
The US News ranking rates 1,000 universities in more than 60 countries in 22 subject disciplines. Computer science at Waterloo moved up one spot to 18th this year while engineering held strong in the 47th spot.
The ranking is a strong endorsement of the quality of research and education happening at Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, says Stephen Watt, dean of the Faculty of Mathematics at Waterloo.
“As the largest concentration of academic computer science researchers in Canada, our faculty members and graduate students are consistently publishing transformational research that is integrated into the everyday lives of Canadians. From cybersecurity & privacy and data science, to fundamental innovations in machine learning and algorithms, researchers in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science are changing the science, technology and application of computing,” says Watt.
Pearl Sullivan, dean of the Faculty of Engineering, says the ranking confirms Waterloo’s strength as a national leader in the discipline.
“We are not only the largest undergraduate engineering school in Canada, but we also produce the largest number of PhD graduates. The ranking is a testament to the depth of talent and calibre of original ideas published by our faculty members and graduate students,” said Sullivan. “In the past decade, we have worked with over 1,000 industry partners and are now an international leader in the areas of wireless communications, machine intelligence, robotics and autonomous vehicles, additive manufacturing and 3D printing, biomedical sensors, nanotechnology, smart infrastructure and water resource technologies.”
These subject-based rankings are based on Thomson Reuters’ Essential Science Indicators subject categories, which reflect journal classifications. More details on the methodology used are available.