The University of Ottawa remains in the top 17% of universities around the world

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According to the 2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, uOttawa is among the top 17% of the 1422 institutions surveyed. The consistency of our ranking reflects the genuine and relevant impact of our university on the world stage.

This year, QS changed its calculation method for citations and added 124 institutions to their sample, which slightly lowered uOttawa’s ranking (by only 7 spots) to 237th in the world.

A careful analysis of this ranking reveals that the University of Ottawa has improved in the standings in terms of its reputation.

  • academic reputation: uOttawa is now ranked 330th, up 11 spots, with this portion contributing 40% to the overall mark;
  • employer reputation: ranked 242nd, up 4 spots, with this worth 10% of the overall mark;
  • ratio of international students: 196th, a 9.5% increase in the overall mark.

The ranking’s details also disclose the University’s potential for international growth. The University of Ottawa clearly intends to pursue its efforts and investments to improve the student experience, extend the influence of its researchers, and of course, strengthen its unique, bilingual character.

“The University of Ottawa continues to distinguish itself globally thanks to the quality of its teaching and the widening impact of its research. We must now continue in this direction and pursue the renewal announced in our strategic plan, Transformation 2030, to reinforce our impact within an increasingly global knowledge economy.”
―University of Ottawa President Jacques Frémont.

In international rankings, whether in the, the  U.S. News official website or the  QS Top Universities in Canada website, the University of Ottawa is listed among the top 10 Canadian universities.