Université de Montréal, a world leader in computer science

Credit: Amélie Philibert

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UdeM leaps ahead in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s best universities for computer science.

The latest Times Higher Education ranking for computer science schools puts Université de Montréal in 34th place worldwide, up from 56th last year.

The reason for the rise: a marked increase in UdeM’s reputation for teaching and research, as well as the influence of that research as measured by citations in scientific journals.

UdeM now outranks many high-caliber institutions such as the University of Chicago (43rd) and Paris Sciences et Lettres (38th), and is ranked second in Canada, after Toronto (18th) but ahead of UBC (35th), Waterloo (41st), McGill (79th) and the University of Alberta (98th).

"Our school has become a real magnet for researchers and students from around the world who are interested in computer science and new developments in artificial intelligence," says UdeM rector Guy Breton.

“There’s been a real buzz around MILA and its founder, Professor Yoshua Bengio, and this has had a positive impact on our entire community, and more broadly on Montreal."