About University of Victoria:

The University of Victoria is a major research university located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The University of Victoria, founded in 1963, is the oldest university in British Columbia and began as Victoria College in 1903, as an affiliated branch of McGill University. The University of Victoria is a non-denominational institution which is mostly centred around the Greater Victoria suburbs of Saanich and Oak Bay. The university has around 22,000 students, including many post-graduate and doctoral candidates. The University of Victoria is one of the most international universities in Canada, attracting students from around the world. Since the university's founding, many future political leaders, Olympic medalists, and heads of government in Canada have passed through the university's halls, including Rona Ambrose, Fin Donnelly, and George Abbott. The University of Victoria has partnered with high-ranking institutions around the world, including Sciences Po, University of London, University of Washington, Hong Kong University, Utrecht University, and the National University of Singapore. The University of Victoria has also produced several Rhodes Scholars and Gates Scholars in recent years, while its alumni and faculty have worked on Nobel Prize winning research teams. Academically, the University of Victoria is noted for its programs in the Faculty of Law, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, Economics, Political Science, Earth and Ocean Sciences, and Engineering Departments. It is the nation's lead institution in the VENUS and NEPTUNE deep-water seafloor observatory projects. UVic also participates in several multi-institutional research consortia, such as the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Studies, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, TRIUMF, the Canadian Consortium of Oceans Research Universities, WestGrid, and Compute Canada. The University of Victoria has served as an incubator for many major tech companies and start-ups. It also boasts one of the largest financial endowments in Canada, and receives a significant portion of federal research revenues each year. The Victoria Vikes (more commonly known as the UVic Vikes or simply the Vikes) represent the university in a number of competitive sports, including rowing, sailing, rugby, soccer, and basketball. The Vikes have especially long and eminent ties to competitive rowing having competed for several international titles. Sailing is also a popular sport for students at the University of Victoria and the UVic Sailing Club maintains facilities and boats on campus at the nearby Cadboro Bay.



World University Rankings

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World University Rankings 263 305 317 314 332 330 312 306 323 332 350 372 374

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 248 288 - - 294 - - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350
Engineering 251 - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Medicine - - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500
Natural Sciences 140 157 145 179 183 168 164 185 185 194 208 209
Social Sciences 227 242 - 250 235 233 242 231 255 247 229 266

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - 294 297 - - - - - -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - -
Chemical Engineering 175 156 152 170 218 238 277 - 401-450 451-500
Chemistry - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500
Civil Engineering - 290 - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science - - - - 283 - - 289 257 232
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering 276 - 250 223 191 183 198 283 212 216
Environment / Ecology - 262 268 249 279 246 258 249 216 230
Geosciences 101 100 103 85 97 89 104 106 115 131
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 451-500
Mathematics 149 169 158 140 132 133 137 172 180 143
Mechanical Engineering - 261 - 235 290 - - - 267 351-400
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - -
Physics 105 129 127 138 133 144 138 156 169 205
Plant & Animal Science - 274 273 - 290 - 299 - 301-350 301-350
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 205
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 224
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 56