Friday, August 13, 2010

Making the list

In case you're wondering, the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities (PDF) is out. How'd we do? York is in the 401-500 category alongside Canadian universities like Carleton, Concordia, Sherbrooke, and the Université du Québec system. Some other schools in the category were Boston College, Lehigh University, and the University of Tehran.

Altogether there were 23 Canadian universities in the top 500, with U of T topping the Canadian contingent at 27th spot.

Of course there are lots of problems with university rankings -- probably more meaningful to compare individual departments, and even then not so much. But it's nice to be on the list anyway.

(List via @InklessPW.)

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