2016 Leiden rankings highlight UVic's global research impact

For the fifth consecutive year, the rankings produced by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University highlight UVic’s role as a hub for international research, with UVic researchers publishing a higher proportion of scholarly work based on international collaboration than any other Canadian university.

The ranking places UVic second among Canadian schools for scientific impact in two broad fields—mathematics and computer science, and physical sciences and engineering. UVic was fourth in the country, and 148 globally, for scientific impact overall.

Of the world-leading universities that Leiden ranks, UVic is 58th in math and computer science, and 67th in physical sciences and engineering.

Additionally, UVic was the top Canadian university without a medical school in four of the ranking’s five categories—including biomedical and health sciences.

With a global rank of 235 for health research, UVic’s proportionate impact in this broad field trails only seven of Canada’s largest medical/doctoral universities—but positions it ahead of eight others.

The university’s outsized performance in health is no surprise to Castle. “UVic is recognized around the world for its leadership in oceans and climate research, and for playing key roles in some of the largest-scale international research projects in physics and astronomy, but the statistically driven Leiden rankings show that our faculty and grad students are consistently reshaping the edge of knowledge across many disciplines—health research is no exception.”

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