Western cracks top international institutions list

Western ranked among the top institutions in the world when it comes to international outlook, according to the Times Higher Education Most International Universities 2016 list. In numbers released last week, Western ranked No. 155 globally, finding itself between Lund University (Sweden) and Columbia University (New York).

Qatar University took the top spot, followed by the University of Luxembourg, University of Hong Kong, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne; and University of Geneva, rounding out the Top Five.

Canada had 13 universities in the Top 200, including the University of British Columbia (No. 40); McGill (No. 76); Université de Montréal (No. 89); Alberta (No. 110); Dalhousie (No. 125); Toronto (No. 128); Concordia (No. 131); McMaster (No. 142); Waterloo (No. 151); Victoria (No. 175); Calgary (No. 176); and Ottawa (No. 179).

The international outlook indicator considers each institution’s proportion of international staff, proportion of international students and proportion of research papers published with at least one co-author from another country.

View the rankings at the Times Higher Education Most International Universities 2016 website.