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U of T named to top ten list of world’s best universities for arts and humanities

October 20, 2011

TORONTO, ON – The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is one of the ten best uni­ver­si­ties in the world for the arts and human­i­ties, accord­ing to a pres­ti­gious inter­na­tion­al rank­ing released today.

In the lat­est result from the Times High­er Edu­ca­tion (THE), the Uni­ver­si­ty ranks 10th among the world’s top insti­tu­tions in the area of arts and human­i­ties. Ear­li­er this month, THE rat­ed the Uni­ver­si­ty 19th over­all in its rank­ings which mea­sure the insti­tu­tion­al excel­lence of the world’s top 200 uni­ver­si­ties in research, teach­ing and knowl­edge trans­fer.

“In a world of increas­ing glob­al chal­lenges, the arts and human­i­ties have nev­er been more impor­tant.  They not only pro­mote clear and crit­i­cal think­ing; they help us to build bridges across cul­tures and nations,” said David Nay­lor, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to pres­i­dent. “I’m delight­ed to see our fac­ul­ty rec­og­nized for their remark­able teach­ing and world-lead­ing research in this area.”

Two oth­er Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ties placed in the top 50 for arts and human­i­ties – McGill Uni­ver­si­ty placed 21st and UBC placed 28th.

Last week, THE ranked U of T first in Cana­da and 18th in the world for engi­neer­ing and tech­nol­o­gy; three oth­er Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ties ranked among the top 50 in that cat­e­go­ry. The orga­ni­za­tion has yet to release results for its remain­ing four sub­ject cat­e­gories.

For Times High­er Edu­ca­tion Rank­ings 2011:

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Lau­rie Stephens
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to