To compile its Global 2000 list, the CWUR rates 20,531 institutions from 95 countries.
The CWUR rankings evaluates universities and colleges on the following four indicators:
- Quality of Education: based on the academic success of a university’s alumni, and measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won prestigious academic distinctions relative to the university’s size
- Alumni Employability: based on the professional success of a university’s alumni, and measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have held top positions at major companies relative to the university’s size.
- Quality of Faculty: measured by the number of faculty members who have won prestigious academic distinctions
- Research Performance: based on research output; high-quality publications; influence; and citations
McGill fared particularly well in the Education indicator (25th in the world), the Faculty indicator (36th), and the Research research indicator (45th). The University ranked 109th in the Employability indicator.
The solid showing in the CWUR rankings comes on the heels of a strong performance in the recent QS World University Rankings by Subject, in which 28 subjects taught at McGill were ranked in global top 50, including three subjects in the top 10.
Consult the full CWUR Global 2000 Rankings for 2023