Communication Studies Ranks in World Top 150!

Posted: July 24th, 2012

British-based publication QS World University Rankings recognizes Concordia’s strengths across several academic sectors.

Six of Concordia University’s disciplines have been ranked among the top 200 worldwide by the British-based publication, QS World University Rankings. From accounting to English literature, sociology to civil engineering, Concordia has what it takes to make the grade on an international scale.

Published annually since 2004, the QS World University Rankings is the most trusted university ranking in the world. Its list of rankings by subject gives future students an immediate understanding of which universities perform the best in 29 different subjects.

Each university subject ranking is grouped under one of five umbrella faculties: Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences and Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and Management.

While the first 50 universities are ranked sequentially, those that fall between 51-200 are grouped into three categories. Concordia has six disciplines in this latter half, which rank as follows:

  • Accounting and Finance (101-150)
  • Communications/Media Studies (101-150)
  • Civil Engineering (151-200)
  • Education (151-200)
  • English Language & Literature (151-200)
  • Sociology (151-200)

These rankings are based on factors including academic reputation, a survey of employers, and citations per faculty.

With thousands of universities worldwide, the QS World University Rankings by Subject place Concordia within a select group. What’s more, the results represent an encouraging step forward for the university, which had four disciplines ranked in the top 200 last year (English Language and Literature; Modern Languages, Accounting and Finance and Civil Engineering).

Related links:
•  QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012 
•  Methodology for the QS Rankings by Subject
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