October 15, 2021
UBC has recently been ranked as the second engineering school in Canada, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. This ranking is a reflection of UBC Engineering’s top standing in research, research influence, teaching and international outlook.
“This top national ranking indicates we’re succeeding in our mission to shape the leaders who are shaping the world,” said Dr. James Olson, Dean, UBC Faculty of Applied Science. “Our researchers and graduates are increasingly being recognized for their work building thriving communities and a thriving planet.”
UBC Engineering has also made significant gains this year, with a milestone project in July to provide clean drinking water to Lhoosk’uz Dené, located 200 kilometers west of Quesnel, BC. UBC Engineering also celebrated the opening of the Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), which will bring together researchers and industry partners to create leading-edge technologies, that could significantly reduce reliance on carbon-intensive fossil fuels.
According to THE World University Rankings, UBC ranks 37th overall worldwide; 1st in Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; 3rd in Climate Action, and; 5th in Sustainable Cities & Communities. The rankings include more than 1,600 participating institutions around the world.
Learn more about UBC Engineering's 14 programs at the Open House events in November.