Harvard, in the lead for the 18e year in a row, and U.S. universities continue to lead the Shanghai ranking, released Friday, in which four Canadian institutions, including McGill University, make their first top 100 appearance.
The first ten places are, like last year, monopolized by the Anglo-Saxons with eight American universities and two British occupying the top of this ranking of the best higher education establishments carried out since 2003 by the independent firm Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
In first place, Harvard is once again ahead of its compatriot Stanford and Britain’s Cambridge. Then we find the American MIT (4e), Berkeley (5e) and Princeton (6e).
First non-Anglo-Saxon establishment with its 14e place, Paris Saclay is also making its first appearance in the top 100, as is the University of PSL (Paris sciences & lettres), at 36e rank, that of Paris (65e) and Grenoble Alpes (99e). Accustomed to the ranking, the Sorbonne grapples a few places to climb to 39e rank.
Canada has two universities in the top 50: the University of Toronto in 23e place (24e place last year) and the University of British Columbia in 38e position (35e last year).
In the top 100, we find McGill University at 78e rank and McMaster University at 98e rank. The two establishments were tied last year at 90e ranking rank.
The Shanghai ranking takes into account six criteria, including the number of Nobel and Fields medals among graduate students and professors, the number of top-cited researchers in their discipline, and the number of journal publications. Science and Nature.