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HEC Montréal stands out for its teaching, research, and sustainable development initiatives

May 3, 2021

HEC Montréal scored well in 2 recent rankings published by Times Higher Education (THE) British magazine.

World University Rankings 2021

In this year’s World University Rankings (WUR), 73rd place worldwide was awarded to Université de Montréal and its affiliated Schools, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal. This represents 12 places higher than last year’s 85th ranking.

These prestigious rankings produced by the British magazine evaluate the quality of universities throughout the world in their entirety, based on many criteria divided into 5 categories.

More specifically, data is collected from reputation-based surveys, with over 20,000 professors and researchers, of factual data provided by universities and impact indicators from Elsevier’s research database.

The distinguished universities result from an analysis that includes more than 1,500 establishments in 93 countries.

Impact Rankings 2021

In this ranking evaluating the impact of university institutions in the realm of sustainable development, Université de Montréal and its partners have been awarded 39th place worldwide and 5th place in Canada.

The ranking methodology is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) devised by the United Nations (UN). The initiatives of participating universities are scored against these UN Goals – including a minimum of 4, of which 3 are chosen by participants. THE establishes the rankings by calculating the total number of points obtained by each university.

Currently in its 3rd edition, overall, this ranking includes over 1,100 universities spanning 94 countries.

More info on Times Higher Education’s WUR and Impact Rankings


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