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World university rankings show Education meeting its objectives

February 28, 2022

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked the Faculty of Education in the 101-125 rank label. This is good news for Western Education because the Faculty has maintained its overall ranking from last year and has significantly improved from its 2020 rankings when the Faculty was placed in the 151-175 rank label.

The Times Higher Education rankings rates universities’ research, teaching and impact. For faculties of education, the organization also examines subject areas, such as education, teacher training and academic studies in education.

“I’m extremely proud of our faculty,” said Education dean Donna Kotsopoulos. “Our vision is to transform education and transform lives through our teaching and research and we’re making tremendous strides in achieving our vision.”

What’s more, the rankings dig even deeper and look at each faculty’s teaching, knowledge mobilization and reputation of research, including how often researchers are cited in academic papers. They also look at the international outlook of staff and students as well as innovation that assists research and knowledge mobilization.

"Our faculty members are all actively engaged in research. The impact of their work reaches far beyond ‘the ivory tower.’  It contributes to mental health, violence prevention, and equity. Their research increases students' learning in second languages, literacy, math, and science,” said Associate Dean for Research at the Faculty of Education, Perry Klein. 

Since 2004, The Times Higher Education has been providing university data for students and their families, academics, university leaders, governments and industry. These rankings assess university performance on the global stage and provides a resource for readers to understand the different missions and successes of higher education institutions.

“An important mission of our Faculty, as outlined in our strategic vision, is focusing our attention globally,” Kotsopoulos said. “These rankings show we’ve been successful at achieving these important objectives.”

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings lists the world’s best universities and emphasizes their research mission. It judges research-intensive universities across their core missions: teaching, research, citations, knowledge transfer and international outlook. It uses 13 performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons. The overall list is accompanied by 11 subject-specific rankings.

The rankings include more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries and territories.