U of G’s OVC Ranks 5th in World, OAC Places in Top Tier: Global Ranking

For the third year in a row, the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has placed fifth worldwide and first in Canada in the 2022 World University Rankings by Subject. 

U of G tied for 20th place worldwide in agriculture and forestry. 

The University was also ranked in hospitality and leisure management, placing 2nd in Canada and within the top 100 in the world.  This is the first time this program was included in the ranking.

The annual World University Rankings by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) international education network lists the world’s top universities in 51 academic subjects and includes some 1,300 universities from 80 locations around the world. 

The QS ranking methodology focuses on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper, and h-index, which measures both productivity and impact of researchers.  

OVC held onto its fifth-place ranking from 2020 and 2021 and has consistently placed in the top 10 since QS first included veterinary science in its rankings in 2015. 

“We are pleased that OVC has once again been recognized for our academic excellence and world-class research,” said OVC dean Jeffrey Wichtel. 

“The faculty, staff and students at OVC work tirelessly to advance veterinary medicine and health research for the betterment of animals, people and our planet, bringing value to communities, research partners and the regional economy.” 

Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) dean Rene Van Acker said he was pleased to see the hard work of faculty, staff and students recognized in this year’s ranking.  

“OAC sees itself in a global context in terms of the standard of the work we expect from ourselves and the responsibility we have for helping the world to grow sustainable agricultural and food capacity,” he said. “I hope that this ranking helps to continue to attract great students to OAC, from across Canada and around the world.” 

U of G was ranked in nine subjects, up from seven last year.  

Other U of G subjects included in the ranking were anatomy and physiology, environmental sciences, biological sciences, economics and econometrics, chemistry, and computer science and information systems.