Waterloo subjects ranked amongst world’s top 50

This is a nice validation of Waterloo's expertise in these subject areas. As the vice-chancellor of the university notes, absolute rankings are hard, but these rankings at least show the pack that the university is running with.

The rankings, published by UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), put Waterloo 20th in the world for its work in Mathematics and 24th for Computer Science – second amongst Canadian universities in both subjects. Waterloo is also ranked 48th in the world for Geography.

Social science subjects of Psychology and Sociology at Waterloo join the list of subjects ranked in the top 100. Waterloo is again ranked in the top 100 for Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Statistics and Operational Research. Architecture, a new subject ranked by QS, and Mechanical Engineering complete a list of 11 subjects in the top 100.