University of Alberta lands in top 50 in three energy-related subjects—including eighth in petroleum engineering—in updated QS rankings.
The University of Alberta is among the world’s best, if not the best, energy research universities according to an updated version of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, which also placed the U of A in the top 10 of sport-related subjects for the fourth year in a row.
The amended 2020 version of the subject rankings saw the U of A land in the top 50 in three new energy-related categories—petroleum engineering (eighth), geophysics (46th) and geology (50th)—to go with a previous 11th-place ranking in mining and minerals.
Clayton Deutsch, director of the U of A’s School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, said part of the program’s success is the impact alumni are having on the mining industry.
“You go around to different mining schools around the world, there will be U of A alumni there,” said Deutsch. “In mining compa...