The University of British Columbia is consistently ranking among the 40 best globally, and now places among the top 20 public universities in the world.

Place Year Ranking
#33 2014 Times Higher Education (UK)
#31 2013 Times Higher Education (UK)
#40 2013 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
#30 2012 Times Higher Education (UK)
#39 2012 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
#22 2011 Times Higher Education (UK)
#37 2011 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
#30 2010 Times Higher Education (UK)
#36 2010 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
#36 2009 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
#40
2009 Times Higher Education (UK)
#35
2008 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
#34
2008 Times Higher Education (UK)
#36
2007 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
#33
2007 Times Higher Education (UK)
#36
2006 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
#50
2006 Times Higher Education (UK)
#37
2005 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
#38
2005 Times Higher Education (UK)
#36
2004 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
#46
2004 Times Higher Education (UK)
#35 2003 ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

International Rankings - The World's Top 50 Universities

International rankings are a relatively new phenomenon, beginning with the 2003 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Institute of Higher Education rankings.

Indicators used in the surveys include numbers of Nobel laureates; number of highly cited researchers; number of articles published in Nature and Science; number of articles cited in the Science Citation Index; and academic performance per faculty.

The Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings

UBC ranks 31 in the 2013 THE reputational in ranking. This ranking is a sub-component of the comprehensive rankings, and based on an academic opinion survey. The THE started releasing this ranking separately in 2011.

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