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University of Toronto ranked third among schools outside U.S.A.

September 15, 2011

TORONTO, ON — The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is one of the top three schools in the world out­side the Unit­ed States – behind only the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge and Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford – in one of the lat­est releas­es of the 2011 rank­ings sea­son.

The Newsweek Col­lege Rank­ings Report 2011 includes four Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ties among what it calls “the best halls of high­er learn­ing out­side America’s bor­ders”.  The Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia ranked eighth in the Newsweek report, McGill Uni­ver­si­ty 13th, and McMas­ter Uni­ver­si­ty 15th.

The recent­ly released Newsweek report is one more install­ment in a rank­ings sea­son that began last month with the release of Shang­hai Jiao Tong University’s annu­al Aca­d­e­m­ic Rank­ings of World Uni­ver­si­ties. The pres­ti­gious Shang­hai report places U of T first in Cana­da and 26th in the world. The QS World Uni­ver­si­ty Rank­ings which fol­lowed a few weeks lat­er puts the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to 23rd among the world’s top uni­ver­si­ties.

QS also ranks U of T among the very top uni­ver­si­ties world­wide — and first in Cana­da — in aca­d­e­m­ic rep­u­ta­tion and in all five sub­ject areas: arts and human­i­ties; nat­ur­al sci­ences; life sci­ences and bio­med­i­cine; engi­neer­ing and IT; social sci­ences. With­in those cat­e­gories, QS ranks many U of T depart­ments among the world’s top ten. U of T’s Eng­lish depart­ment ranks sev­enth in the world as does its Phi­los­o­phy depart­ment. Sta­tis­tics and Oper­a­tional Research ranks eighth, Mod­ern Lan­guages is ninth, and Com­put­er Sci­ence and Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems ranks 10th.

The Newsweek rank­ings are based on data from the Times High­er Edu­ca­tion World Rank­ings, Webo­met­rics, Con­se­jo Supe­ri­or de Inves­ti­ga­ciones Cien­tí­fi­cas in Spain, and the Shang­hai Rank­ing Con­sul­tan­cy. The Shang­hai report exam­ines indi­ca­tors for aca­d­e­m­ic or research per­for­mance includ­ing: alum­ni and staff win­ning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals; high­ly cit­ed researchers; arti­cles pub­lished in Nature and Sci­ence; arti­cles indexed in major cita­tion indices, and the per capi­ta aca­d­e­m­ic per­for­mance of an insti­tu­tion.

For infor­ma­tion about the Newsweek rank­ings: For the Shang­hai rank­ings: and for the QS rank­ings:


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