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Queen’s unranked

With ranking season in progress, Queen’s has moved up one spot for research funding in the annual 2009 Research Infosource rankings, despite a 7.4 per cent decrease in the funding. Queen’s previously ranked 12th and now sits at 11th.

The change in the research funding structure is due to economic downturn which has affected the cycle of particular funding programs.

Queen’s ranks seventh in terms of research intensity, reflecting the quality of the university’s research and teaching abilities at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Despite controversy last month when Queen’s did not rank amongst the top 200 universities ranking done by Times Higher Education World Rankings, Principal Woolf told Senate last Wednesday that this was because Queen’s didn’t participate and provide any data to the exercise.

“We were concerned about the methodology they were using. Two other universities that you may have expected to be on the list also did not participate,” he told Senate last Wednesday.

Labiba Haque

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