Ranked in top 20 for sixth consecutive year
MONTREAL, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - McGill University in Montreal,
Quebec, has placed among the top 20 universities globally for the sixth
consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings. In the 2012
rankings, released today, McGill is listed in 18th place, compared with 17th in 2011 and 19th in 2010.
"We are pleased by McGill's continued strong performance in these
rankings," said Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum. "It
is a tribute to the talent, dedication, and hard work of faculty, staff
and students throughout our university. We are also delighted that
three great Canadian schools are now listed in the top 50 of this world
ranking, with two in the top 20."
QS World University Rankings, launched in 2004, are based on six
factors: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%),
student/faculty ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), proportion of
international faculty (5%), and proportion of international students
For the full rankings, visit: www.topuniversities.com
Founded in Montreal, Que., in 1821, McGill is Canada's leading
post-secondary institution. It has two campuses, 11 faculties, 11
professional schools, 300 programs of study and more than 37,000
students, including 8,300 graduate students. McGill attracts students
from over 150 countries around the world, with more than 7,200
international students making up 20 per cent of the student body.
Almost half of McGill students claim a first language other than
English, including more than 6,200 francophones.
SOURCE: MCGILL UNIVERSITY
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