My Alma Mater is ranked 19th in the world on this survey. That is pretty good, but it is down over the last few years. It is still the top ranked university in Canada.
I agree with our Principal Heather Munroe-Blum that university tuition rates should be increased. Quebec tuition rates are the lowest in Canada by far. McGill is seriously underfunded. Fortunately it's alumni are very generous.
It only makes sense to let university students bear the cost of their own education. Loans and bursaries are already provided to poorer students. Quebec cannot afford to continue these very low rates of tuition paid for by the people of Alberta ( where the tuition is much higher).
McGill University has slipped a notch in the latest international rankings of world universities, but that’s still good enough to claim to be the top-rated school in Canada.
Yet McGill principal Heather Munroe-Blum cautions that the quality and diversity of McGill and other Quebec universities are at risk unless the provincial government is prepared to make a major reinvestment to bring research funding in line with what’s available elsewhere.
The QS World University Rankings for 2010, made public last night, put McGill in the 19th spot out of 500 post-secondary institutions around the globe.
McGill, which place 18th last year, is the only Canadian university to crack the top 25 universities, a list traditionally dominated by schools in Britain and the United States.
This marks the seventh year in a row that McGill has placed in the elite top quarter, although it has dropped back from its best showing in 2007, when it was ranked 12th overall...