The University of Guelph is among the top 150 universities in the world for life sciences, according to the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject released today.

For the second year, U of G moved up in the global rankings in the life sciences, placing in the 126-150 rank, its highest achieved ranking to date.   

The life sciences category includes:  

  • biological sciences 
  • agriculture and forestry 
  • veterinary science  
  • human kinetics

The University increased its rankings in five other broad subjects. In addition to the top 150 for life sciences, U of G now ranks in the top 400 in the world in six other areas including computer science, engineering, physical sciences, business and economics, psychology and social sciences.  

“These rankings are a testament to the hard work of our talented faculty, staff, students, and alumni,” said U of G president Dr. Charlotte Yates. “It is wonderful to see their work recognized as we continue to deepen our impact on the world in our collaborative mission to improve life.

“As one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, I am very proud to see so many of our various colleges, departments, and programs succeed together.”

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject are one of the most respected university rankings globally, measuring 1,904 universities in 108 countries and regions.  

The rankings employ the same 18 performance indicators used in the overall THE World University Rankings, brought together with scores provided under the same five pillars: teaching, research environment, research quality, industry and international outlook. 

U of G’s score was strengthened largely by the University’s excellence in research quality, which assesses a university’s role in spreading new knowledge and ideas.  

The University also scored well in the industry area of the rankings, which assesses the ability of institutions to provide industry with innovations, inventions and consultancy. U of G increased its score significantly in this category in large part due to the high number of industry patents that cite U of G research.