aerial view of campus centred on Dillon HallThe 2024 QS World University Rankings placed Windsor seventh among non-medical Canadian universities.

Research impact and employment success propel University of Windsor to top ranks

The University of Windsor has been ranked among the top universities in Canada for its continued commitment to academic excellence and research impact.

Nationally, the University of Windsor ranked 20th overall, seventh among non-medical Canadian universities and fourth among non-medical Ontario universities in the 2024 edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings.

“We are proud to be recognized in the top 44 per cent of the world’s universities in the QS World University Rankings,” said president Robert Gordon. “This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, and students who continuously strive for excellence in teaching, learning, research, and creative activity.”

The annual QS World University Rankings, introduced in 2004, has emerged as one of the most influential and widely respected global rankings of world universities. Marking its 20-year anniversary this year, QS adopted its methodology to reflect the growth in data availability and the changing priorities of students and society at large by introducing three new metrics related to sustainability, employment outcomes, and international research network.

Shanthi Johnson, vice-president of research and innovation, noted the University’s remarkable performance in several key areas including research impact and employment outcomes of its students, ranking in the top third of all universities globally in both areas.

The University’s research impact was highlighted as a significant strength, securing a position in the top third of all universities globally for the intensity of its research impact, ranking 411.

“This accomplishment is attributed to the University’s dedicated faculty, who average an impressive 101 citations per faculty member,” Dr. Johnson said.

“The University of Windsor actively promotes innovation and collaboration within the local and global communities, and we recognize that incorporating diverse ways of knowing, knowledge traditions, and effective methods of creating and disseminating knowledge greatly enhances the quality and depth of our academic endeavours.”