Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a public research university in British Columbia, Canada. It was founded in 1965 and has since then established itself as one of the top universities in Canada. This article will focus on SFU's QS ranking and how it has improved over the years.
QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Ltd. It is considered to be one of the most influential university ranking systems in the world. SFU has been ranked by QS since 2004 and has consistently improved its ranking over the years.
SFU's QS Ranking in 2021
In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, SFU was ranked 323rd in the world, up from 323rd in the previous year. It was also ranked 14th in Canada, up from 17th in the previous year. The overall score of SFU in the 2021 ranking was 34.9.
SFU's Improvement in QS Ranking
SFU's ranking in QS has been steadily improving over the years. In 2016, it was ranked 245th in the world and 12th in Canada. In 2017, it was ranked 224th in the world and 11th in Canada. In 2018, it was ranked 212th in the world and 11th in Canada. In 2019, it was ranked 245th in the world and 17th in Canada. In 2020, it was ranked 323rd in the world and 17th in Canada.
Factors that Affect SFU's QS Ranking
There are several factors that affect SFU's QS ranking. These include academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio. Improvements in these factors can lead to an improvement in SFU's QS ranking.