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UNBC sees improvements in World University Rankings

Dr. Geoff Payne

The University of Northern British Columbia saw its scores increase in the research and international outlook pillars in the latest edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

UNBC’s research score improved for the third consecutive year as the University bested its previous results in the number of publications per faculty, research income to academic staff ratio and research reputation. It moved UNBC up to 679th place, up seven positions from a year ago.

UNBC’s international outlook, which factors in the proportion of international academic staff, international co-authorship and proportion of international students, shot up 97 positions to 775th from a year ago, with increases across all three metrics.

“Our researchers are collaborating with colleagues at universities around the world to discover solutions to pressing global issues. Meanwhile, our students and alumni are applying the knowledge they gained at UNBC to make a difference in their communities,” said UNBC President Dr. Geoff Payne, in a news release. “UNBC’s consistently strong results in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings are a testament to these difference-makers. It’s their work in laboratories, government offices, health-care facilities, non-profit agencies, or as entrepreneurs that show the impact UNBC is having in northern B.C. and beyond.”

Overall, UNBC placed in the group of universities ranked 801st to 1,000th for the fifth straight year. The rankings include more than 1,600 universities that are active in research and globally focused.

The audited rankings include 13 metrics, divided into five pillars: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer).

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