Physio Therapy Students in Joan Loomis classroom

Teaching Excellence Important Factor When Choosing a University

When you are looking at which international university or college to study at, Canada should come up on your radar screen.  Although many factors go into choosing a university, factors such as financial costs, standard of living, programs offered and the quality of education offered at the institution where you want to study at must be considered.  A Canadian education has much to offer the international student:

PISA Ranking – According to the 2009 PISA report, among OECD countries, Canada stands 6th well above the UK and the USA.  Although this survey was conducted with 15-year old students, it is still an indicator of the calibre of education and teaching that takes place in Canada’s post-secondary education.

Conference Board of Canada in their report, puts Canada in third place just below Japan and Finland with Australia next and the UK and the USA trailing far behind.  The top provinces in this report are BC, Ontario and Alberta.  Inclusion in the survey looked at three criteria, standard of living, population size and geographic size so this report was limited to 15 peer countries.

QS Rankings – Although many of the top spots went to US and UK universities, Canada didn’t lag far behind.  Canada’s fewer may be a factor, but nevertheless, 23 universities in the QS list were among the top 200 where quality of subject taught was measured.  Twenty-nine subjects were surveyed and for the Canadian universities, the leaders in all 29 subjects were the University of Alberta and McGill University.

The UN consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live.  It is also one of the best places to study in because it’s universities rank among the top 100 in the world, i.e.:  The University of Alberta currently holds 84th position according to QS rankings.  Our universities are noted for innovation and world-class collaborative research and development.  The Canadian government also offers post-graduate work incentives to attract international students to its shores.

Canada is indeed the place to study in.

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