York University bolsters international reputation through THE World Rankings

York University has climbed in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings and continues to establish itself as a beacon of excellence and a leader in international outlook.  

 York University is now in the 351-400 band – a significant improvement from the last few years where we were above the 400 mark.

The World University Rankings assess university performance to inform students, academics and those within higher education of institutional missions and successes. It considers data for three main areas: research, impact and teaching. This year, York has placed in the 300s out of more than 1,900 universities worldwide. 

The University’s upward movement in the rankings reinforces York’s exceptional international co-authorships, commitment to collaboration and overall international reputation as a global influencer.  

The World University Rankings also spotlight York as a leader in research quality, placing the University above the median score for Canadian institutions. This exemplifies York’s commitment to pioneering new knowledge and setting new standards of research excellence. This success builds off York’s recent performance in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which saw York rise 103 spots to 353rd in the world.  

York’s performance in these rankings can be attributed to its steadfast commitment to advancing global engagement and transformative research, underscored by York’s status among the top 40 sustainable and progressive universities worldwide, as previously reported in the THE Impact Rankings, which measures universities’ contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.