Concordia gains momentum in rankings
Concordia has cracked the Top 500 in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), released on August 15. It joins 22 other Canadian universities in the annual ranking conducted by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.
The ARWU takes into account factors like the number of faculty and alumni winning international prizes, the number of highly cited researchers and the number of articles in major research publications.
“Concordia is gaining momentum in international rankings,” says Benoit-Antoine Bacon, provost and vice-president of Academic Affairs. “We are being recognized for the cutting-edge research work of our students and faculty. Our key research centres are on the rise and I am very confident we will continue to climb.”
The top 10 universities in the 2013 ARWU are Harvard University; Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Cambridge; California Institute of Technology; Princeton University; Columbia University; University of Chicago; and University of Oxford.