Windsor repeats on world’s top universities list

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The University of Windsor has been ranked among the top universities in the world for the second straight year in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.

UWindsor is one of only 26 Canadian universities that Times Higher Education rates among the best in the world. There are 96 universities in Canada. In all, 1,000 universities — out of about 20,000 institutions worldwide — qualified for the Times Higher Education 2018 list.

Times Higher Education rankings are the only global university performance table to judge world-class universities across all of their core missions — teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. UWindsor made the list of London, England-based Times Higher Education for the first time last year.

“It is nice to have the University of Windsor recognized by the THE rankings for the second year in a row,” said president Alan Wildeman. “It is a recognition that is made possible only because of the contributions of everyone on campus.”

In its 2018 report, Times Higher Education again cites UWindsor for its diversity, research and location along the Detroit River.

“The university has a history of accepting large numbers of international students, and provides avenues for students to get involved in research in their chosen field of study,” it notes. “Aside from this, students at the university also have access to the sights and sounds of the Canadian city of Windsor and the American city of Detroit, both of which provide a huge amount for students in terms of nightlife and recreational activities.”