Dalhousie has ranked among the top 350 universities globally out of the 1,904 institutions (105 more than last year) that were included in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR).
Among Canadian universities, Dalhousie ranks 14th out of 31 and continues to be the top-ranked university in Atlantic Canada.
This year, Dalhousie’s overall score in the ranking is 51.1-53 — an improvement over last year’s score of 47-48.7.
“International Outlook” continues to be Dalhousie’s highest ranked performance area, and this year’s results showed significant improvements in the pillars of “Teaching,” “Research Quality,” and “Industry.” The university performed above the worldwide median in all the measurement pillars.
This year introduces THE’s updated methodology for the World University Rankings, which includes three new metrics that look at citations and one that examines patents.
The renamed measurement area of Research Quality now includes citation impact, research strength (75th percentile of field-weighted citation impact), research excellence (amount of research in the top 10% worldwide), and research influence (when research is recognized in turn by the most influential research in the world). Dalhousie’s score in Research Quality improved by 6.2 per cent.
Dalhousie’s Teaching score, which includes metrics on doctorate-bachelor ratio, doctorate-staff ratio, teaching reputation, student-staff ratio, and Institutional income, increased by 9.6 per cent over last year.
Most significant was the change in score for Industry, which includes industry income and the new metric for patents. The university’s score jumped 59.3 per cent, thanks to a score of 93.8 in Patents, which measures how often a university’s research is cited in patents.
THE World University Rankings are the last major world university ranking of the year. Dalhousie also actively participates in the QS World University Rankings and ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.
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