CS remains Waterloo’s top-ranked subject and 22nd internationally according to 2023 QS World University Rankings

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Computer Science, the University of Waterloo’s top-ranked subject internationally, has risen three spots in the global rankings to the 22nd position, according to the latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject released on March 22, 2023.
    
This is the third year in a row that Computer Science was in the top 25 internationally and the top-ranked subject at Waterloo.

“It’s wonderful to see Computer Science at Waterloo in the 22nd spot internationally,” said Raouf Boutaba, Professor and Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science. “We continue to recruit top faculty candidates across the spectrum of research areas within computer science to add to the School’s research excellence. It is gratifying to see their research excellence reflected in our strong international ranking.”

a fisheye lens view of the Davis Centre

A fisheye lens view of the atrium of the Davis Centre, the building on the University of Waterloo's campus that houses the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

The recently released QS World University Rankings by Subject evaluated universities for 54 subjects. In its biggest ranking yet, the latest QS rankings feature more than 15,700 academic programs across 1,594 institutions globally.

The methodology for the QS World University Rankings by Subject incorporates data including research quality as measured by citations per paper, as well as h-index, which measures scholarly output and impact. Check out the full methodology on the QS World University Rankings website. 

Based on the number of overall top 100 showings by Canadian universities, Canada is home to the fifth strongest higher education system in the world.

To learn more, please see Waterloo rises in QS World University Rankings on Waterloo News.

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