Queen’s University is among the top 150 — at 144 — in the 2011 QS world university ranking.
The university is the sixth-ranked Canadian institution in the annual research-focused survey of academics and employers that ranks 300 universities around the world.
“This year’s QS ranking reflects the quality and intensity of our research activities and output at Queen’s, as compared to our peers in Canada and around the world,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “While this is a positive indicator of our success, the wide variation in results from different rankings exercises suggests that we should continue to treat them all with caution.”
Among employers rating reputation, Queen’s scored 51st in the world; in terms of international faculty, Queen’s scores 133rd; and regarding citations per faculty, Queen’s is 135th. The university also scored within the top 200 for social sciences and management offerings.
“Some prospective students and faculty look at rankings like this one as they are deciding where to study and work,” says Principal Woolf. “The QS is one lens that can provide a sense of Queen’s excellence, as can other rankings that include student experience and reflect our consistently highly-rated student satisfaction with life on campus. But rankings alone should not determine one’s choice. It’s also important to visit the campus, look at the academic programs and determine which university is the best fit. ”
Full methodology and results are available on www.topuniversities.com
Release source: Queen’s University News Centre