October 1, 2014
TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto was once again named the top university in Canada and one of the top 20 in the world – this time by the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, released October 1.
This is the third consecutive major global rankings survey in 2014 to name U of T first in Canada and among the world’s best. U of T recently ranked 20th in the QS World Rankings and, in August, was the highest-ranked Canadian university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.
It’s also the second year in a row that the THE rankings awarded U of T the 20th spot . The university also scored highly by subject, jumping to 13th from 15th last year in the field of clinical, pre-clinical and health.
“Our consistently strong performance in world university rankings reflects U of T’s excellence in teaching and the global impact of U of T research. Our students, faculty, staff and alumni are leading the way in every field, and it’s being noticed around the world,” said U of T President Meric Gertler. “Even as the global competition between leading universities becomes increasingly intense, the University of Toronto continues to be a top destination for the world’s best scholars.”
THE rankings judge world-class universities by employing 13 performance indicators to provide comparisons of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. U of T improved in nearly all of its metric category scores.
Alongside U of T, three other Canadian universities made this year’s top 100: University of British Columbia, McGill University and McMaster University.
Full results can be found at: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2014-15/world-ranking
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