uOttawa achieves best ever placement in World Universities Rankings

Research and innovation
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The University of Ottawa (uOttawa) joins the top 8% of the world’s universities by climbing 25 positions in the reputable Times Higher Education (THE) 2023 World University Rankings. Results were unveiled this morning.

The University now ranks 137th among more than 1,800 institutions, joining the top 140 universities worldwide for the first time. This progress is largely due to a remarkable improvement in the reputation survey results, both in teaching and research.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our uOttawa community,” says Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa. “This result reflects our shared commitment to inclusive teaching to an increasingly diverse student body, as well as our relentless pursuit of excellence of our researchers. I congratulate them all.”

The University of Ottawa is increasingly pursuing an aggressive research agenda in key areas that include biomedical and life sciences, STEM disciplines, law, and social justice.

“In the past few decades, we have doubled down on our research mission by recruiting top talent and increasing our research capacity through investment and infrastructure,” says Mr Frémont. “The result is more and more uOttawa researchers are recognized globally for their pioneering work. We need to continue in this direction so we are able to help shape the world around us.”

The University of Ottawa is working on ambitious projects to fuel the research and innovation that the world needs. One example is the campaign to build the Advanced Medical Research Centre (AMRC), a 350,000 square-foot facility and Health Innovation Hub to bring together 1,000 leaders, researchers, and clinicians under one roof, to work alongside as many as 50 start-up businesses. This seamless sharing of knowledge between hospitals, labs and biomanufacturing companies will lead to faster discovery and commercialization of new technologies and treatments the world needs. It will also attract cutting-edge talent from around the globe to make the National Capital region an epicentre of a thriving tech and biomedical sector.

The University is also leveraging 20 years of expertise in quantum research to harness innovative approaches through strong collaborations to advance quantum science and develop technologies adapted to societal needs for medicine, security, privacy, equitable access, and economic prosperity. It draws strength from its international outlook, attracting top students, faculty, and staff from around the world.

The World University Ranking 2023includes more than 1800 institutions, some 138 more institutions than in 2022.

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