The UdeM and its schools among the world’s best in research
October 6, 2021
The Université de Montréal (UdeM) and its affiliated schools placed well in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU): between 101st and 150th in the world and 5th in Canada, tied with the University of Alberta.
The ARWU is produced by the independent ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, which evaluates universities mainly in terms of their research performance.
If the results are filtered by subject, when it comes to management the UdeM ranks 2nd in Canada and 13th in the world, and in business administration, 4th in Canada and between 51st and 75th internationally. Note that HEC Montréal researchers are major contributors to the ranking in these disciplines.
The ARWU is based largely on data from the Web of Science database and considers 4 main criteria, weighted as follows:
- Quality of education – 10% (number of alumni who are Nobel laureates or Fields medallists)
- Quality of faculty – 40% (number of faculty who are Nobel laureates or Fields medallists; number of researchers on the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list)
- Research output – 40% (papers published in Nature and Science; papers listed in the Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index)
- Per capita performance – 10% (the scores of the above five indicators divided by the number of academic staff)
To produce this ranking, ARWU considers all universities that have Nobel laureates or Fields Medallists, frequently cited researchers (Highly Cited Researchers list) or who have published in Nature and Science. This corresponds to about 1,800 universities worldwide each year, but only the top 1,000 appear in the ranking.