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Queen’s makes strong showing in national and international rankings


Queen’s has ranked second in Maclean’s 17th annual survey in the prestigious medical/doctoral category, which is reserved for Canada’s top-tier universities, and has broken through as one of the world’s Top 100 universities in an influential global survey.

This marks the second consecutive year that Queen’s has placed second in the Maclean’s rankings, this year tying with the University of British Columbia. McGill takes the top spot and the University of Toronto places fourth.

Overall, Queen’s maintained or improved on its Maclean’s rankings in 16 of 18 categories. Two new categories were introduced: on student/faculty ratio, Queen’s was 12th and on total research dollars 8th.

In the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) rankings, the world’s most comprehensive international university rankings, Queen’s moves up significantly. For the first time, the university is included in the top 100 -- in 88th place. Queen’s, which last year ranked at 176, is one of only five Canadian universities to rank as one of the top 100.

In another recent survey, the Globe and Mail University Report Card, Queen’s scored more “A pluses” than any other university. And in last week’s annual ranking of Canada’s top 50 research universities, Queen’s made an impressive showing of research strength in placing seventh in research intensity.

“This is an exceptionally strong showing for Queen’s across a number of rankings and can be a source of pride to our faculty, staff and students,” says Principal Karen Hitchcock. “These and other rankings represent one source of valuable information for us as we continue to look for ways to improve our performance as an institution and help prospective students and their parents make choices about the right university for them. It is thanks to the dedication and commitment of our wonderful faculty and staff that we continue to see such great results for Queen’s.

“At a time when competition for the best students and faculty remains intense, we can never become complacent. Our focus going ahead will be to continue to enhance the quality of our learning and scholarly environment and to ensure this is reflected in the experiences of our students and the impact of our research.”

One of Canada’s leading universities, Queen’s has an international reputation for scholarship, research and a diverse and vibrant learning environment. With its strong tradition of public service, the University has helped to shape Canadian public policy, educating many of the country’s most notable political and cultural figures.


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