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University of Alberta gets better grades in international uni ranking

School jumps 30 spots forward, but still not in top 100 best schools globally.

Metro File

The University of Alberta has jumped 30 spots ahead of its ranking last year in the top 200 universities of the world, according to the latest Times Higher Education magazine ratings.

The university ranked 107th out of 980 global institutions in the magazine’s university ratings, up from 137th place last year.

A boost in standings came from improved scores in teaching, international outlook, industry outlook, industry income, research and citations.

In Canada, the U of A placed 5th out of 26 universities ranked, right after the University of Montreal. The University of Toronto was rated Canada’s top university and 22nd globally.

This year’s score is the second-best overall the U of A has garnered since it was included in the list in 2011. It received its best rank in 2012, when came in at 100th place.

The University of Oxford topped the list, while the California Institute of Technology came in second place after topping the standings five years in a row.