Institutional Rankings

On the Rise!

Our reputation speaks for itself. For over 50 years, Lakehead University is where students and researchers have come to succeed and discover what’s next. Innovators and leaders: people defying limitations and challenging conventions.

We are committed to advancing research, scholarly and creative work; providing a transformative learning experience that positions graduates for success; and finding solutions to the world’s greatest societal challenges through academic programming, research and collaboration.

But, don’t just take our word for it.

64th in the world for working towards un sustainable development goals
top ranked university in the world with under 10,000 students
1 in not-for-profit research income in canada
95% graduates are employed within six months
94% graduates are employed within two years
top 50% best global universities

Among the Best in the World

For 2023, Lakehead University is the highest ranked university in the world with fewer than 9,000 students for its global impact according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.

Lakehead placed in the top 70 in the world based on our efforts in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reflecting the University’s commitment to social, cultural and environmental sustainability, and good health and well-being.

For the fourth year in a row, THE World University Rankings (2023) ranks Lakehead in the top 800 globally out of more than 1,600 participating institutions from 99 countries.