The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a Canadian leading public research university, consistently placed among the world's best universities in a number of international league tables.

The University offers a range of Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs (programs at the masters and doctoral level). It also offers a wide range of online and correspondence courses through the Office of Learning Technology (OLT).

UBC is a founding member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and a member of the Universitas 21 international association.

Rankings:

- According to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, UBC is placed 33rd in 2007, 34th in 2008 and 40th in 2009.

- 2nd in Canada and 41st in the world (Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, July 2009).

- 36th globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- Placed among the world's top 20 universities for the following subjects: Social Sciences (13th), Life Sciences & Biomedicine (16th), Engineering & IT (17th), Natural Sciences (20th), according to THE-QS Rankings 2009.

- 51-77th globally for Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences; 23rd for Economics/Business; 76-101st for Chemistry (ARWU 2009).

- 4th among the Best Medical-Doctoral Institutions (Maclean’s 18th Annual Ranking).

- Ranked in the range 52-76th globally for Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ARWU 2008).

- 2nd in Canada and 27th in the world (Newsweek magazine 2006).

- 31st in the 2004 ranking of World Top 50 Universities in Subdiscipline Financial Economics (econphd•net).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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