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The University of Victoria ranked 17th in Canada, 271st in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 190 research topics. The University of Victoria ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 37,240 publications and 1,574,168 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 75 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#271 of 14,131 In the World
#125 of 2,597 In North America
#17 of 101 In Canada
#3 of 16 In British Columbia
#1 of 2 In Victoria
#61 of 1,017 For Software Engineering
#62 of 1,014 For Astrophysics and Astronomy
#64 of 1,096 For Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
#740 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#196 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 187 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Victoria ranked 15th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Canada and 184th in the World with 7,597 publications made and 230,809 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Demography, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#15 of 79 In Canada
#100 of 1,341 In North America
#184 of 5,073 In the World

University of Victoria
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 45 37
1992 25 61
1993 38 40
1994 29 16
1995 27 37
1996 74 106
1997 79 827
1998 92 357
1999 84 334
2000 85 164
2001 107 229
2002 93 395
2003 140 543
2004 173 406
2005 166 396
2006 188 709
2007 203 633
2008 309 792
2009 319 645
2010 368 1097
2011 321 754
2012 366 952
2013 375 1635
2014 385 924
2015 397 1040
2016 436 1380
2017 362 843
2018 397 726
2019 451 690
2020 452 722
2021 498 322

Physics

The University of Victoria ranked 16th for Physics in Canada and 429th in the World with 7,042 publications made and 532,076 citations received. Main research topics: Astrophysics and Astronomy, Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Nuclear Physics, Optical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#16 of 60 In Canada
#123 of 781 In North America
#429 of 4,082 In the World

University of Victoria
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 26 23
1992 24 13
1993 37 45
1994 38 33
1995 41 56
1996 85 687
1997 106 163
1998 119 196
1999 141 345
2000 117 372
2001 97 305
2002 112 488
2003 158 559
2004 140 461
2005 168 730
2006 207 1114
2007 230 1010
2008 265 1442
2009 285 1111
2010 368 2746
2011 337 3286
2012 472 5479
2013 392 4588
2014 398 5503
2015 334 4635
2016 399 3453
2017 285 2585
2018 352 2638
2019 384 2424
2020 354 7661
2021 291 400
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy 3 32 62
Nuclear Physics 4 56 162
Astrobiology 10 106 221
Acoustical Engineering 13 92 243
Quantum and Particle physics 9 86 265
Theoretical Physics 10 82 296
Optical Engineering 13 103 319
Medical Physics 18 144 349
Nanotechnology 14 135 491
Atomic and Molecular physics 22 158 520
Biophysics 19 187 535
Applied/Engineering Physics 18 152 557
Condensed Matter Physics 20 172 740
Materials Science 24 173 778

Engineering

The University of Victoria ranked 20th for Engineering in Canada and 440th in the World with 5,463 publications made and 148,438 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Computer Networking, Electronic Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#20 of 62 In Canada
#128 of 818 In North America
#440 of 4,624 In the World

University of Victoria
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 8
1992 26 12
1993 34 41
1994 39 37
1995 27 19
1996 58 74
1997 85 166
1998 83 93
1999 63 103
2000 86 226
2001 65 188
2002 78 619
2003 80 208
2004 95 345
2005 135 352
2006 168 275
2007 246 490
2008 244 461
2009 265 477
2010 314 806
2011 301 751
2012 305 790
2013 291 777
2014 337 854
2015 272 474
2016 281 607
2017 239 672
2018 223 737
2019 268 611
2020 260 1048
2021 271 191

Environmental Science

The University of Victoria ranked 14th for Environmental Science in Canada and 204th in the World with 5,223 publications made and 249,128 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Environmental Management.

Rank Ranking
#14 of 68 In Canada
#87 of 818 In North America
#204 of 4,023 In the World

University of Victoria
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 19 13
1992 16 23
1993 25 44
1994 25 35
1995 22 96
1996 53 201
1997 52 210
1998 46 122
1999 70 238
2000 68 222
2001 67 232
2002 88 559
2003 128 647
2004 125 556
2005 139 559
2006 151 956
2007 152 450
2008 186 690
2009 193 906
2010 251 1020
2011 202 1328
2012 248 1059
2013 282 2088
2014 318 1420
2015 308 1275
2016 326 1601
2017 272 1012
2018 265 1202
2019 271 930
2020 289 791
2021 310 235

Computer Science

The University of Victoria ranked 19th for Computer Science in Canada and 327th in the World with 4,744 publications made and 144,585 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Networking, Cognitive Science, Management Information Systems, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Rank Ranking
#19 of 69 In Canada
#128 of 927 In North America
#327 of 4,392 In the World

University of Victoria
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 15 10
1992 13 7
1993 24 35
1994 20 36
1995 12 39
1996 29 32
1997 44 106
1998 36 28
1999 34 139
2000 39 191
2001 47 132
2002 61 216
2003 70 238
2004 77 277
2005 112 276
2006 152 334
2007 207 364
2008 220 494
2009 289 911
2010 279 951
2011 317 649
2012 232 665
2013 278 1181
2014 295 768
2015 286 591
2016 252 717
2017 241 891
2018 200 759
2019 224 533
2020 236 381
2021 239 277
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Software Engineering 6 28 61
Cognitive Science 14 94 169
Management Information Systems 11 69 170
Telecommunications 12 72 194
Human-Computer Interaction 15 87 218
Computer Graphics 13 91 222
Computer Networking 14 92 227
Web Design and Development 15 81 234
UX/UI Desgin 14 93 243
Data Science 17 110 249
Multimedia 13 99 250
Library and Information science 18 131 264
Game Design and Development 20 106 276
Blockchain and Cryptography 15 112 311
Animation 16 114 321
Information Technology 18 146 327
Computer Engineering 17 119 337
Database Administration 19 129 345
Cyber Security 17 133 348
Neuroscience 19 150 362
Computational Linguistics 21 117 381
Computer Vision 23 128 422
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 19 161 479
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 27 158 520
Machine Learning 27 173 568
Robotics 28 175 714

Medicine

The University of Victoria ranked 21st for Medicine in Canada and 588th in the World with 4,475 publications made and 154,817 citations received. Main research topics: Public Health, Healthcare Management (MHA), Health Science, Nursing, Clinical Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#21 of 70 In Canada
#181 of 1,110 In North America
#588 of 4,739 In the World

University of Victoria
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 21 16
1992 12 12
1993 13 42
1994 19 12
1995 21 46
1996 42 62
1997 61 172
1998 51 127
1999 47 85
2000 64 145
2001 59 120
2002 59 232
2003 76 280
2004 105 403
2005 98 370
2006 114 424
2007 125 568
2008 175 632
2009 171 514
2010 198 708
2011 192 642
2012 196 739
2013 236 1113
2014 238 812
2015 221 597
2016 240 827
2017 225 981
2018 238 747
2019 284 620
2020 296 548
2021 342 245
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Sports / Exercise science 15 80 145
Nursing 14 78 166
Healthcare Management (MHA) 14 97 176
Social Work 12 107 193
Gerontology 17 117 211
Public Health 19 122 251
Forensic Science 13 87 253
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 15 131 259
Clinical Psychology 18 158 266
Occupational Therapy 19 128 298
Sports Medicine 22 130 302
Audiology 18 128 311
Medical Physics 18 144 349
Psychiatry 18 180 390
Health Science 19 171 411
Family medicine 21 179 449
Physical Therapy 21 168 471
Anatomy and Physiology 20 171 489
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 21 194 502
Virology 18 168 519
Optometry 19 169 557
Sonography and Ultrasound 20 167 590
Radiation Therapy 17 156 594
Biomedical Engineering 21 186 605
Toxicology 22 174 646
Pharmacy 22 172 673
Epidemiology 21 177 696
Pediatrics 20 185 730
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 18 190 762
Oncology and Cancer research 23 222 856
Immunology 22 236 935
Surgery 26 307 1290

Biology

The University of Victoria ranked 20th for Biology in Canada and 559th in the World with 4,148 publications made and 190,281 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation, Molecular Biology, Botany.

Rank Ranking
#20 of 65 In Canada
#173 of 932 In North America
#559 of 4,496 In the World

University of Victoria
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 45 86
1992 28 37
1993 45 85
1994 44 81
1995 46 101
1996 78 194
1997 78 121
1998 70 171
1999 76 375
2000 96 213
2001 72 175
2002 74 151
2003 73 224
2004 98 591
2005 99 421
2006 109 524
2007 126 438
2008 158 709
2009 154 686
2010 164 654
2011 177 825
2012 172 943
2013 164 735
2014 195 922
2015 170 711
2016 206 870
2017 210 1108
2018 181 595
2019 177 501
2020 195 854
2021 253 261
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 6 36 69
Astrobiology 10 106 221
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 15 131 259
Zoology 17 105 259
Forestry 12 84 275
Evolutionary Biology 15 122 286
Paleontology 17 105 289
Neuroscience 19 150 362
Genetics 17 139 367
Botany 16 97 388
Molecular Biology 17 153 449
Microbiology 17 146 456
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 19 161 479
Nanotechnology 14 135 491
Animal Science 25 148 519
Virology 18 168 519
Biophysics 19 187 535
Biochemistry 20 175 536
Entomology 28 189 604
Horticulture 18 92 605
Toxicology 22 174 646
Agricultural Science 23 134 670
Oncology and Cancer research 23 222 856
Immunology 22 236 935

Psychology

The University of Victoria ranked 17th for Psychology in Canada and 222nd in the World with 3,644 publications made and 195,287 citations received. Main research topics: Child Psychology, Social Psychology, Education Majors, Cognitive Science, Clinical Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#17 of 66 In Canada
#131 of 1,047 In North America
#222 of 3,654 In the World

University of Victoria
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 33
1992 10 69
1993 18 60
1994 19 42
1995 13 35
1996 45 108
1997 53 358
1998 49 206
1999 53 351
2000 48 247
2001 55 207
2002 62 330
2003 76 395
2004 92 459
2005 72 425
2006 99 600
2007 118 684
2008 118 488
2009 166 943
2010 191 966
2011 152 941
2012 194 810
2013 180 586
2014 200 1023
2015 181 530
2016 191 880
2017 189 827
2018 159 420
2019 165 332
2020 174 423
2021 204 191
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Education Majors 8 66 128
Special Education 10 89 149
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 16 84 160
Child Psychology 15 111 169
Cognitive Science 14 94 169
Social Psychology 14 117 182
Social Work 12 107 193
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 13 128 212
Sexology 19 140 222
Clinical Psychology 18 158 266
Occupational Therapy 19 128 298
Neuroscience 19 150 362
Psychiatry 18 180 390

Chemistry

The University of Victoria ranked 23rd for Chemistry in Canada and 703rd in the World with 2,784 publications made and 100,928 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Petrology and Geochemistry, Chemical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#23 of 61 In Canada
#176 of 778 In North America
#703 of 4,317 In the World

University of Victoria
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 30 54
1992 15 17
1993 23 20
1994 23 33
1995 25 48
1996 35 64
1997 36 52
1998 32 64
1999 43 266
2000 33 69
2001 52 87
2002 44 174
2003 40 98
2004 81 437
2005 75 230
2006 74 279
2007 116 331
2008 98 281
2009 99 273
2010 120 549
2011 141 493
2012 135 562
2013 132 404
2014 142 430
2015 121 315
2016 140 365
2017 124 308
2018 107 253
2019 139 376
2020 151 745
2021 142 112
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 21 87 222
Computational Chemistry 18 131 430
Nanotechnology 14 135 491
Biochemistry 20 175 536
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 19 164 601
Pharmacy 22 172 673
Environmental Chemistry 32 184 735
Physical chemistry 25 171 769
Materials Science 24 173 778
Inorganic Chemistry 24 168 785
Organic Chemistry 25 184 836
Chemical Engineering 24 169 943

Business

The University of Victoria ranked 17th for Business in Canada and 279th in the World with 2,072 publications made and 89,984 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Public Policy / Administration, Project Management, Occupational Safety and Health, Marketing.

Rank Ranking
#17 of 66 In Canada
#127 of 900 In North America
#279 of 4,001 In the World

University of Victoria
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 23
1992 4 1
1993 8 18
1994 8 10
1995 4 13
1996 17 14
1997 29 244
1998 24 192
1999 30 166
2000 20 253
2001 19 45
2002 31 209
2003 40 177
2004 54 132
2005 48 209
2006 54 358
2007 75 262
2008 90 248
2009 123 322
2010 107 283
2011 123 280
2012 111 339
2013 126 741
2014 97 364
2015 123 347
2016 119 246
2017 88 301
2018 84 231
2019 111 234
2020 96 136
2021 103 74
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Entrepreneurship 8 60 129
Hospitality and Hotel Management 8 38 158
Management Information Systems 11 69 170
Public Policy / Administration 15 94 193
Engineering Management 10 83 207
Occupational Safety and Health 15 125 208
Tax Law 13 109 209
Project Management 14 88 214
Construction Management 16 88 260
Human Resource Management 19 129 284
Entertainment Industry Business 21 142 306
International Trade 17 116 318
International Business 17 122 318
Risk Management 22 129 353
Advertising 19 177 369
Marketing 22 160 394
Management 23 172 431
Real Estate 23 201 504
Operations Research 29 182 584
Actuarial Science 27 228 589
Finance 28 242 683
Investment Banking and Stock trading 28 248 804
Supply Chain Management 30 218 904

Mathematics

The University of Victoria ranked 18th for Mathematics in Canada and 262nd in the World with 1,642 publications made and 62,318 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Math Teachers, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.

Rank Ranking
#18 of 60 In Canada
#118 of 744 In North America
#262 of 3,376 In the World

University of Victoria
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 14 13
1992 7 1
1993 4 10
1994 6 15
1995 4 20
1996 17 37
1997 29 54
1998 26 28
1999 27 83
2000 21 72
2001 28 112
2002 32 526
2003 48 151
2004 37 85
2005 52 142
2006 61 122
2007 70 245
2008 69 145
2009 75 94
2010 81 190
2011 105 208
2012 72 148
2013 89 646
2014 82 151
2015 85 264
2016 79 184
2017 69 173
2018 53 133
2019 62 103
2020 60 222
2021 65 34
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Math Teachers 7 82 146
Statistics 17 110 207
Applied Mathematics 12 78 224
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 15 121 276
Blockchain and Cryptography 15 112 311
Operations Research 29 182 584
Actuarial Science 27 228 589

Art & Design

The University of Victoria ranked 13th for Art & Design in Canada and 180th in the World with 1,582 publications made and 18,369 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Art History, Multimedia, Literature, Aesthetics.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 65 In Canada
#88 of 750 In North America
#180 of 2,700 In the World

University of Victoria
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 6
1992 6 1
1993 7 11
1994 13 4
1995 8 3
1996 10 4
1997 8 2
1998 13 12
1999 11 5
2000 17 39
2001 19 34
2002 13 13
2003 20 20
2004 34 88
2005 38 44
2006 48 43
2007 75 69
2008 69 85
2009 89 56
2010 70 75
2011 75 61
2012 90 80
2013 94 96
2014 87 101
2015 101 87
2016 86 113
2017 71 119
2018 73 91
2019 69 72
2020 70 32
2021 79 12
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Art History 7 59 106
Fashion Design 8 49 109
Photography 8 56 120
Aesthetics 11 56 121
Creative Writing 10 69 129
Literature 9 68 144
Music 12 81 162
Cinematography 11 65 166
Performing arts 11 78 174
Singing and Vocal Performance 15 90 180
Illustration and Concept Art 8 68 188
Computer Graphics 13 91 222
Painting and Drawing 9 76 222
Sculpture 9 76 222
UX/UI Desgin 14 93 243
Multimedia 13 99 250
Game Design and Development 20 106 276
Entertainment Industry Business 21 142 306
Graphic Design 19 131 319
Animation 16 114 321
Architecture 14 95 359
Landscape Architecture 19 128 530

Economics

The University of Victoria ranked 17th for Economics in Canada and 301st in the World with 1,196 publications made and 34,533 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Political Economy, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#17 of 63 In Canada
#128 of 717 In North America
#301 of 3,039 In the World

University of Victoria
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 15
1992 3 0
1993 1 9
1994 4 0
1995 2 4
1996 12 18
1997 20 44
1998 17 30
1999 19 46
2000 13 3
2001 12 44
2002 22 167
2003 32 75
2004 36 57
2005 42 217
2006 38 104
2007 45 74
2008 62 104
2009 57 122
2010 57 163
2011 61 95
2012 53 82
2013 67 112
2014 52 79
2015 48 252
2016 56 230
2017 45 79
2018 44 125
2019 52 82
2020 71 105
2021 79 39
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Political Economy 12 81 165
International Relations and Diplomacy 11 96 201
Development Studies 18 103 254
Environmental Economics 13 69 254
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 15 121 276
Agricultural Economics 16 107 312
International Trade 17 116 318
International Economics 16 130 381
Actuarial Science 27 228 589
Finance 28 242 683
Investment Banking and Stock trading 28 248 804