University of Alberta: University of Alberta Business and Engineering Programs Take Top Place in Canada in New Global Rankings | India Education | Latest Education News | World Education News
High-demand programs in business administration, engineering, nursing, and biological and agricultural sciences rank among the top three in Canada and among the top 50 in the world.
The University of Alberta’s business, engineering, nursing and agricultural science programs rank among the top three in Canada, according to new global rankings.
The U of A’s business administration program was ranked the best in Canada and 30th in the world, according to the 2022 World Rankings of Academic Subjects, or GRAS, after climbing steadily up the rankings from third in 2020 to the second in 2021.
“We are thrilled to see our world-class research highlighted in this prestigious global ranking,” said Kyle Murray, Acting Dean of the Alberta School of Business.
“We believe that our research-intensive focus brings real value to our students, who are able to learn from thought leaders in areas such as organizational theory, consumer research, finance, governance and entrepreneurship.”
Nursing was another standout field, ranking second in Canada for the fourth straight year and 49th in the world. (The U of A’s excellence in nursing was also recognized in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject, ranking first in Canada and ninth globally.)
The Faculty of Nursing recently redeveloped its undergraduate, master’s and nurse practitioner programs and added a new doctoral program, all to better prepare students to become nursing leaders, says Diane Kunyk, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing.
“What really sets us apart is that we are a research-intensive faculty with world-renowned researchers of the highest caliber,” says Kunyk. “This work spans the entire human experience, with cutting-edge research leadership in areas across the books of life.”
The Faculty of Engineering scored several firsts in the GRAS 2022 rankings. Environmental Science and Engineering was named first in Canada and 11th globally. Instrument science and technology also ranked first in Canada, while mining and mineral sciences ranked third.
“These rankings reflect the hard work of our faculty, staff and students – who have overcome the challenges of the pandemic and continue to lead, develop and inspire innovative solutions to our world’s most pressing challenges,” says Simaan. AbouRizk, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.
Biological sciences ranked second in Canada, climbing four places nationally, and rose dramatically in the global rankings to 30th in the world.
“The biological sciences are a large and incredibly productive department, with excellence in areas ranging from the molecular to the macroscopic. It is so gratifying to see this international recognition for one of the strongest departments in the university,” said Fred West, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science.
Declan Ali, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, praises the talent within the department. “All of them – faculty, staff, students – are so dedicated to what they do in terms of research and teaching. It is a real pleasure to see that we have been recognized for our strengths,” says Ali.
“They were really able to push things forward in terms of publications, in terms of awards, and it seems like that was really the foundation to get us up those ranks,” Ali adds.
Agricultural sciences ranked third in Canada, a position it has held since the world’s first academic subject ranking. He ranked 42nd in the world.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for the sixth consecutive year as a leader in agricultural science education in the nation,” said Stanford Blade, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and of the environment.
“Our mission to explore ecologically sustainable approaches to land management and food production would not be possible without the hardworking leaders of our faculty – researchers, teachers and learners working together to turn science into solutions to help feed the world. world,” says Blade.
In addition to subject rankings, the U of A has performed well in international university rankings, ranking 110th globally in the 2023 QS World University Rankings, 77th globally in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2022- 23rd and 113th globally in a recent global ranking.
The Global Academic Subject Rankings are compiled by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, which began publishing the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2009 and expanded to include subject rankings in 2017. Over 5,000 universities were taken account for the 2022 ranking in 54 subjects covering social sciences, medical sciences, natural sciences, life sciences and engineering.