UBC iSchool ranks first in the world for library and information management

UBC iSchool has been named best in the world for Library and Information Management graduate programs by the QS 2019 rankings.

The iSchool is the only Canadian university to rank number one overall in any subject of the rankings, and has climbed three places from the 2018 rankings. The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (H-index citations and citations per paper). The school had an overall score of 95.4, but earned high marks for academic reputation and citations per paper.

“UBC’s performance in this year’s rankings demonstrates significant research and academic depth in a broad range of subject areas that clearly marks our university as one of the very best in Canada,” said UBC Provost and Vice-President, Academic Andrew Szeri. “I’m proud of these impressive results and the contributions of the entire university community, which continues to drive our research and academic excellence on the global stage.” UBC Media Release

In last year’s rankings, the iSchool was fourth in the world, and first in Canada.

For more information on the methodology, or the full list of schools in Library and Information Management, visit the QS Rankings website.


Stories about the rankings have appeared on the UBC News and the Daily Hive Vancouver, UBC library program ranked #1 in the world” and “UBC ranked one of world’s best universities for multiple subjects.