exterior of Essex COReThe University of Windsor received a “Most Improved – Canada” Award for its climb up the QS World University Rankings.

University of Windsor honoured for climb in global rankings

The University of Windsor has been recognized for its significant rise in the QS World University Rankings, earning the “Most Improved – Canada” Award from Quacquarelli Symonds, highlighting institutions that have shown the greatest improvement over a five-year period.

Windsor’s ranking climbed to 547 in the 2025 QS World University Rankings, a substantial improvement of about 100 spots from 2024 and more than 200 spots since 2021. This achievement places Windsor in the top tier among more than 5,600 universities evaluated worldwide and the 1,503 universities that were ranked.

“Our remarkable progress in such a short period is a testament to the dedication and excellence of our faculty and staff,” said UWindsor president Robert Gordon. “This recognition by Quacquarelli Symonds underscores our commitment to enhancing our academic and research prowess, while also elevating our impact on Canada’s higher education sector and the broader community.”

The award was announced June 4 at the QS EduData Summit in Washington D.C., where global educational leaders gathered to celebrate outstanding achievements in higher education.