Western made a slight move up the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University rankings, released last week.
Western found itself ranked No. 191 in the 2014-15 rankings of the Top 200 universities in the world. That number was up from No. 199 in the 2013-14 rankings, yet down from No. 173 in 2012-13 and No. 157 in 2011-12. This year, Western was tucked between the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology at No. 190 and Technische Universitat Berlin (Germany), University of Hamburg (Germany) and University of Florida (United States), all tied at No. 192.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) again topped the rankings, just ahead of the University of Cambridge. Imperial College London, Harvard University and University of Oxford rounded out the Top 5.
U.S. and U.K. universities continued to dominate the top tier of the rankings, occupying 17 of the Top 20 places. Canada again had one university in the Top 20; the University of Toronto fell to No. 20.
Rounding out Canada’s rankings in the Top 200 were McGill University (No. 21), University of British Columbia (No. 43), University of Montreal (No. 83), University of Alberta (No. 84), McMaster University (No. 113), University of Waterloo (No. 169), University of Calgary (No. 171), Queen’s University (No. 187) and Western.