LONDON, UK – The first ever ranking of the world’s mineral engineering schools has been compiled as part of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The entire list can be found at www.TopUniversities.com/subject-rankings/2016. Click on “Mineral & Mining Engineering.”
The list was compiled using the expert opinion of nearly 75,800 academics and 44.426 employers. Analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citations sourced from the Sopus/Elsevier bibliometric database was done. Seven hundred thirteen schools were compared and a final list of 403 was ranked, based on the data received.
Sadly, there were no Canadian schools in the top 10. Behind the Colorado School of Mines (1) was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2), Stanford University (3), University of Cambridge (4), University of Oxford (5), University of California, Berkeley (6), Imperial College London (7), ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) (8), and the University of Hong Kong. Tied for 10th place were the University of Queensland and the University of Tokyo.
So where were the Canadian mine engineering schools? The highest ranked was McGill University at No.13, followed by the University of British Columbia (14), the University of Toronto (30), Queen’s University at Kingston (32), and the University of Alberta (44). Ranked between 51 and 100 were Laval University, the University of Calgary, and the Universtiy of Western Ontario. Kudos to them for being in the top 100.
Missing is any reference to smaller institutions such as the Haileybury School of Mines and the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Certainly their graduates make them worthy of ranking, too.
Any ranking such as this one is bound to generate exceptions among readers. We would love to hear from CMJ readers. Comment below.
(Updated: 11:57 Friday, March 25,2016)