A new report, released by the Higher Education Strategy Associates (HESA), placed UBC’s Sauder School of Business as the strongest business school in Canada for publication research.
The report, “Making Research Count: Analyzing Canadian Academic Publishing Cultures (pdf, 1 MB),” compared research output and impact of 71 Canadian universities. Sauder ranked first in accounting, finance and management, making the school the strongest in three out of the six disciplines assessed in the ranking.The survey used a complete roaster of academic staff for each school. Each faculty name was fed into a program, which used Google Scholar to derive an H-index – a bibliometric indicator that combines productivity and impact data to generate statistics for analysis.
HESA is a Toronto-based firm specializing in data, research and strategy. The organization helps universities and colleges find their competitive edge by offering services such as analysis of overall institutional performance and the HiBAR (Hirsch-Index Benchmarking of Academic Research) bibliometric analysis.
The ranking considers the full breadth of academic disciplines. Overall, the University of British Columbia ranked a strong first in social sciences, including economics, psychology and social work, as well as in other areas such as biology, math, stats and horticulture.
HESA was established in 2010, the organization was previously known as the Canadian office of the Educational Policy Institute.