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OVC First in Canada, 5th Worldwide in QS Veterinary Rankings

April 06, 2022

For the third year in a row, the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) has placed fifth worldwide and first in Canada among veterinary schools in the 2021 World University Rankings

The annual World University Rankings by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) international education network lists the world’s best 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 the 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. 

“This ranking is a welcome recognition of the world-class research and teaching here at the Ontario Veterinary College to improve the health of animals, people and the environment,” said OVC dean Jeffrey Wichtel. 

“We are pleased that OVC has once again been recognized for our academic excellence and world-class research,”  he added.  “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. 

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

U of G rankings can be found on the QS website. 

Full story originally published on the U of G news website

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