Nov. 22, 2019

UCalgary medical sciences subject area ranks No. 43 globally

Round University Rankings released

The Round University Ranking (RUR) Agency released its annual University Rankings 2019 this month. UCalgary ranked number 127 globally, and number 6 nationally.

UCalgary had a strong performance in several subject areas including medical sciences, where it ranked number 43 globally. Other top subject areas include life sciences (number 194) and technical sciences (number 196), which also cracked the Top 200 internationally. UCalgary demonstrated particularly strong performance in the international diversity, financial stability and research categories for almost all subjects.

The RUR ranking measures the performance of 850 leading world universities from 80 countries on 20 unique indicators grouped within four key areas: teaching, research, international diversity, and financial sustainability.

Methodology

Teaching (40 per cent)

  • Academic staff per students (eight per cent)
  • Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded (eight per cent)
  • Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff (eight per cent)
  • Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded (eight per cent)
  • World teaching reputation (eight per cent)

Research (40 per cent)

  • Citations per academic and research staff (eight per cent)
  • Doctoral degrees per admitted PhD (eight per cent)
  • Normalized citation impact (eight per cent)
  • Papers per academic and research staff (eight per cent)
  • World research reputation (eight per cent)

International Diversity (10 per cent)

  • Share of international academic staff (two per cent)
  • Share of international students (two per cent)
  • Share of international co-authored papers (two per cent)
  • Reputation outside region (two per cent)

Financial Sustainability (10 per cent)

  • Institutional income per academic staff (two per cent)
  • Institutional income per students (two per cent)
  • Papers per research income (two per cent)
  • Research income per academic and research staff (two per cent)
  • Research income per institutional income (two per cent)