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USask achieves personal best in QS World University Rankings

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) achieved its highest-ever performance in the QS World University Rankings (QS WUR) – an accomplishment that helped garner an award for the most improved university in Canada.

Every year the QS WUR analyzes and ranks more than 5,600 academic institutions from around the globe, publishing a list of their top 1,500.

The 2025 QS WUR announcement marked two celebratory milestones for USask: achieving a highest-ever performance and being granted the “Most Improved – Canada” award.

“The past five years have marked remarkable growth in all areas of the academy, but particularly in relation to our research, scholastic and artistic outputs,” said USask Vice-President Research Dr. Baljit Singh (PhD). “It’s an honour to formally celebrate what we already knew to be true – that USask is a growing leader within the national and international post-secondary landscape.”

USask ranked 340th – a five-point improvement over last year’s position of 345th – reflecting growth in areas such as employment outcomes, international research network, international faculty, and citations per faculty. This ranking also secured USask’s spot in the top quartile of ranked universities from around the globe for the second year in a row.

“We are committed to serving Saskatchewan with world-class education and research,” said USask Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. Airini (PhD). “Our rankings are a testament to the dedication of the USask community to excel in all that we do in teaching, research and engagement. We are proud that QS has USask recognized for leadership, impact and excellence, and celebrated on the world-stage.”

The “Most Improved – Canada” award recognizes USask for having made the most significant improvement in rankings amongst all Canadian institutions over the past five years. USask Associate Vice-President Research (Engagement) Dr. Dawn Wallin (PhD), attended the QS EduData Summit in Washington, D.C., where she accepted the award on USask’s behalf. 


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