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International science ranking puts U of T at 7th in the world

October 19, 2012

TORONTO, ON – The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s aca­d­e­m­ic and research per­for­mance ranks 7th in the world – and the best in Cana­da – in a pres­ti­gious inter­na­tion­al rank­ing released this week that mea­sures strength in sci­ence dis­ci­plines.

The Nation­al Tai­wan Uni­ver­si­ty (NTU) rank­ing (for­mer­ly the High­er Edu­ca­tion Eval­u­a­tion and Accred­i­ta­tion Coun­cil of Tai­wan — HEEACT rank­ing) assess­es the research pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, impact and excel­lence of pub­lished sci­en­tif­ic papers of 500 uni­ver­si­ties around the world.

NTU includ­ed four oth­er Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ties among the top 100 using a method­ol­o­gy that includes eight indi­ca­tors and rep­re­sents three dif­fer­ent cri­te­ria of sci­en­tif­ic per­for­mance: research pro­duc­tiv­i­ty; research impact; and research excel­lence.

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to also earned the high­est pos­si­ble marks from Research Infos­ource Inc. – for the 6th year in a row – in its annu­al rank­ings of the best Cana­di­an research uni­ver­si­ties of 2012.

U of T placed first over­all in the Medical/Doctoral cat­e­go­ry once again in this year’s results. The rank­ing is deter­mined by sev­er­al cri­te­ria, includ­ing the amount of research a uni­ver­si­ty pub­lished in a giv­en year as well as the lev­el of fund­ing gen­er­at­ed for that research.

For full results of the NTU rank­ings 2012, go to:

For full results of the Research Infos­ource Rank­ings, go to:


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