The University of British Columbia ranks 36th in the recently released 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), prepared by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. UBC has consistently been ranked at 36th since 2006. Of the other Canadian universities in the top 100, the University of Toronto stays at 27th, McGill University moves up from 65 to 61 and McMaster University moves from 91 to 88.
ARWU ranking methodology uses the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes, the number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, the number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science, and the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution.
For details, visit: http://www.arwu.org/ARWU2010.jsp.
UBC also ranked 38th in the July 2010 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. Visit: http://www.webometrics.info/top12000.asp.