Queen’s falls in international ranking

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2014-15 were released on Oct. 1, and saw Queen’s receive a ranking in the 251-275th band.

The University of Toronto scored the highest of any Canadian university, placing 20th. The University of Waterloo ranked alongside Queen’s in the 251-275th band.

In 2013-14, Queen’s ranked in the 226-250th band.

The data for an overall score for Queen’s, along with other schools, was withheld because the differentials between institutions after the top 50 schools become narrow, according to the Times Higher Education website.

However, the rankings show some specific scores for Queen’s. According to the website, the scores are based on how often an institution is cited by scholars as being the best in their field. Harvard University was selected most often, and so all other institutions are expressed as a percentage of Harvard’s — which is set at 100.

Queen’s received scores of 37.3 for teaching, 55.4 for international outlook, 59 for industry income, 33.4 for research and 48.2 for citations.

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