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Concordia programs are among the best in the world

University gains momentum in QS World University Rankings by Subject
February 26, 2014
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By Media Relations

Concordia has moved up in the 2014 QS rankings
Concordia has moved up in the 2014 QS rankings in three subjects: English language and literature, education and psychology. | Photo by Concordia University


For the second year in a row, Concordia has made its mark on the world stage, ranking among the top 200 universities internationally in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject.

A total of 3,002 institutions were evaluated for the 2014 edition of this competitive ranking, which rates them by subject according to academic reputation, employer reputation and citations per faculty.

While the first 50 universities are ranked sequentially, those that fall between 51 and 200 are grouped into three categories: 51-100, 101-150 and 151-200.

This year, Concordia placed in the Top 200 in seven subjects, compared to six last year:

  • Education (51-100)
  • English language and literature (51-100)
  • Communication and media studies (101-150)
  • Accounting and finance (151-200)
  • Linguistics (151-200)
  • Psychology (151-200)
  • Sociology (151-200)


Notably, Concordia has risen in the rankings for three subjects: English language and literature, education, and psychology. The 2014 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject also featured Concordia’s linguistics program for the first time, and the university continues to perform well in sociology, accounting and finance, and communication and media studies.

For Provost Benoit-Antoine Bacon, these results are a sign of Concordia’s growing international reputation.

“Momentum continues to build as Concordia becomes the first choice for an increasing number of students, both in Canada and abroad,” he says.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject were launched in 2011. They are an outgrowth of the QS World University Rankings, which have been published annually since 2004.

The expanded version gives future students an immediate understanding of which universities perform the best across 30 different subjects.
 



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