Trent’s exceptional learning environment and academic performance has earned the University a ranking among the world’s best. In the 2020/21 Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) Trent is holding steady at number 32 out of 96 Canadian universities, while placing 1237 out of over 20,000 global institutions, up nine places from last year’s 1248 place ranking and earning Trent a spot in the top 6.2% of universities worldwide.
“We are proud to see Trent recognized as a notable institution for both world-class research and exceptional learning experiences,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University. “These rankings continue to highlight how Trent is making an impact globally as a leading Canadian institution.”
The newly announced CWUR ranking caps off a year that has seen Trent University rank highly in many prestigious independent rankings and surveys. With the release of the 2019 Maclean’s University Report last fall, Trent continued to hold on to the top spot as Ontario’s number one undergraduate university for the ninth year in a row, and number three in all of Canada. Also in Maclean’s, Trent held the number one spot in all of Canada for scholarships and bursaries for nineteen consecutive years. In Re$earch Infosource’s Research Universities rankings, Trent secured a spot among the top four undergraduate universities in Canada for publication intensity, and number two in Ontario for research. Additionally, in 2019 Trent continued to build on its reputation as an environmental leader, ranking number five in Canada in the annual UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.
Each year, the CWUR publishes the largest academic rankings of over 20,000 universities around the world. These rankings focus on four key pillars: quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty and research performance with no reliance on surveys or university data submissions. In this year’s list of the top 2,000 universities globally, only 44 of Canada’s 96 universities made the list this year, including Trent.