24 March

The QS World University Rankings process is one of the big enterprises for rating almost 1,500 universities across the globe, based on a wide range of criteria such as faculty-to-student ratio, citations per faculty, and other things. McGill ranked first in Canada (31st world-wide) a few positions ahead of the University of Toronto (which is great and where I got my PhD). The very top spots world-wide went to MIT, Cambridge and Stanford.

All such ranking schemes are tricky, which the relative importance of various factors being quite subjective. There are a lot of great schools in the world and even schools ranked below fifty are still fantastic, like CMU, or the The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE; 56th).


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