The University of British Columbia ranks 40th in the world in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), released yesterday.
The University also achieved a ranking of 35 in Social Sciences, and 33 in Economics, the best university placement in Canada for these two areas.
The AWRU is produced each year by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It assesses alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes, published studies, highly cited researchers and more.
Overall UBC placed second in Canada after the University of Toronto at 28. Other Canadian institutions in the top 100 were McGill at 58, and McMaster at 92.
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