uOttawa achieves best-ever results in QS World University Rankings 2025

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uOttawa campus as seen from the Rideau canal
University of Ottawa surges to 189th worldwide in the influential QS World University Rankings 2025.

Growing global recognition of the University of Ottawa’s (uOttawa) research strength and its leadership in sustainability has powered the institution to its best-ever result in the influential QS World University Rankings 2025.

Climbing 14 places, uOttawa has surged into the Top 200 with a global ranking of 189th out of 1,503 universities and a second in Canada ranking for research citations.

“The University of Ottawa’s growing success in the QS World University Rankings is a major recognition of the groundbreaking research capabilities that draw top talent — both students and scholars — to our vibrant, inclusive campuses in Canada’s capital,” says Jacques Frémont, University president and vice-chancellor.

This best-ever ranking is due to uOttawa’s outstanding results in research intensity, sustainability, employment outcomes and international influence.

In particular, University of Ottawa professors continue to distinguish themselves as leaders in research impact. QS also ranked uOttawa’s international research network as among the Top 5 in Canada and uOttawa’s performance in the sustainability index now ranks among the  world’s leading 100 universities.

This latest global recognition of the world’s largest French-English bilingual university follows on the heels of the strategic investments uOttawa continues to make, including the opening of a new Faculty of Health Sciences building and the development of its transformative Advanced Medical Research Centre.

The rankings are compiled by Quacquarelli Symonds, a London-based analytics firm. They assess universities worldwide based on their performance in five broad subject fields and 55 specific areas.

See the complete QS World University Rankings 2025.