U of T, UW, and UBC make World Economic Forum’s list of top 50 tech schools

As reported by itbusiness.ca, the World Economic Forum has placed the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and the University of British Columbia among the world’s top 50 tech schools.

WEF drew their conclusions from a survey by the QS World University rankings, an annual study conducted since 2004 that draws on responses from 76,798 academics and 4,426 graduate employers worldwide. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 42 subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact. Universities were ranked out of a score of 100.

The University of Toronto took the 11th spot, while UBC and the University of Waterloo took 24th and 27th place respectively. “Some of UBC’s computer science and information systems courses are so popular that there are waiting lists in place,” WEF said in its analysis.

WEF called U of T Canada’s top university for computer science and information and given an overall score of 83.8, while the University of Waterloo received a score of 80.4 — researchers noted the university was “not to be confused with London Waterloo.”

For its part, QS said in its ranking that “The University of Waterloo is a globally focused institution located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, which has been celebrated as Canada’s most innovative university for 24 consecutive years.”