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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:

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.

More information on the ARWU