Once again, Montreal has ranked in the top 10 globally for something. What is it this time? Well, it turns out that one university in the city has achieved a spot on the worldwide list of schools with the best global impact in 2019.
The list is comprehensive and evaluates multiple factors and many different criteria in order to accurately rank each school. Despite all of this, the Université de Montréal was still able to make it out on top, landing seventh place overall.
Thanks to The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, you can now confidently say Montreal has one of the best schools in the country, if not in the world.
TL;DR The Université de Montréal came in seventh place on the University Impact Rankings list of 2019. The school's global impact was taken into account in every aspect, with two other Canadian universities coming in at second and third place. Being a leader of research and also offering one of the largest university complexes in North America, it's no surprise that UdeM is one of the best.
Being the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, these rankings stand apart from others by using "carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three board areas."
The areas include: research, outreach and stewardship. In the first edition of this ranking, over 450 universities in 76 countries are listed.
The top-ranked schools are chosen through a series of criteria which includes the following:
- Good health and well-being
- Quality education
- Gender equality
- Decent work and economic growth
- Industry, innovation and infastructure
- Reduced inequalities
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
- Peace, justice and strong institutions
- Partnerships for the goals
Taking second place is Canada's McMaster University, followed by the University of British Columbia in third place overall.
Tied with Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Université de Montréal comes in at seventh place on the ranking.
The World University Rankings describes the school as being "Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, University of Montreal is a leading research university."
It is also one of the largest university complexes in North America, with affiliated schools such as Polytechnique Montreal and HEC Montreal also taken into account.
Université de Montréal is a leader of cancer research as well as public-law research. Not only that, but while also being situated in a city with "cultural vitality, safety and low cost of living" it's no surprise why the school was ranked as one of the best for global impact.
To take a look at the entire ranking, including other Canadian schools that made the list, click HERE.