University of Windsor makes significant improvement in 2025 global rankings

Dave Waddell/The Windsor Star

The University of Windsor has climbed nearly 100 spots in the 2025 QS World University Rankings released Tuesday.

Windsor ranked fourth among non-medical universities in Ontario, seventh nationally and 547th overall in the global rankings. This university was ranked between 640 and 650 last year.

“This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students,” said University of Windsor President Robert Gordon.

“Our significant improvements in sustainability and international research partnerships reflect our commitment to addressing global challenges and fostering a robust academic environment.”

The QS World University Rankings, compiled by the leading higher education analytics firm Quacquarelli Symonds, evaluated over 5,600 universities globally for its 21st edition. Only 1,503 universities made the final list, with Windsor ranking among the top 37 per cent.

The university’s improved performance is attributed to higher scores in sustainability and international research network metrics, which measure universities’ social and environmental impact as centres of education and research and the diversity of their international research partnerships.

Windsor climbed more than 320 positions in the sustainability metric to 381st overall from a rank above 701 last year.

Windsor was ranked in the top 25 per cent globally for research impact, securing the 378th position with an average of 111 citations per faculty member. The university also ranked in the top 30 per cent for employment outcomes.

“We are proud of our progress and will continue to strive for excellence in all areas,” Dr. Gordon said.