Laurentian University has been rated highly for mining and mineral engineering in global education according to rankings provided by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Rankings, of the best 1,000 universities on the planet.
Laurentian was ranked at 50th in the world, and sixth in Canada. Incidentally Harvard University was rated as No. 1. Also ahead of Laurentian in the mining/mineral engineering category, McGill University was rated 14th, University of Alberta was 18th, the University of British Columbia was 22nd, Queen's University was rated 33rd and the University of Toronto was 45th,
A news release from L.U. said the rankings are based on a handful of deciding factors, which includes the number of times that research from a specific school is cited in academic papers.
Much of this is achieved through teamwork with institutions in other countries. Laurentian researchers are proud to continue a tradition of cooperation beyond borders, an important practice which continues to receive international attention, said the release.Laurentian offered a word of congratulations to all those involved for their continued efforts in leading the way for mining research in Canada, particularly for their colleagues in the Goodman School of Mines, the Bharti School of Engineering, and the Harquail School of Earth Sciences.
“Due to its location in Sudbury with so many active mines and the major mining companies, Laurentian University has been, since its inception, quite strong in teaching and research in mining engineering. We are very pleased with such a recognition, and we attribute it to the dedication and high caliber of the professors in the Bharti School of Engineering,” said Dr. Osman Abou-Rabia, Dean, Science, Engineering and Architecture.