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Once again, U of T first in Canada, among world’s top 20 in new rankings

October 2, 2013

TORONTO, ON – The University of Toronto has been recognized as the top university in Canada and one of the top 20 in the world according to the 2013 Times Higher Education (THE) World University report released today.

U of T ranked 20th globally, up one spot from last year. This is the second time in less than a month U of T has ranked in the top 20 and first in Canada in a major global rankings survey. In September, the U of T was ranked 17th in the QS World University Rankings. In August, it was also tops in Canada in the research-focused Academic Ranking of World Universities.

“One learns more from trends and triangulation than from any one ranking or single year’s results”, said U of T President David Naylor. “To consistently perform so well in these rankings is due to the excellence of our faculty, staff, and students. And doing so in a challenging fiscal and policy climate is also a measure of the support we’ve received from alumni and friends in recent years.”

Dr. Naylor also congratulated the University of British Columbia, McGill University and McMaster University, all of which finished in the top 100 in the THE rankings of world universities.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014 judge world class universities across their core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 performance indicators to provide comparisons for the use of students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

The full results of the 2013/14 THE World University Rankings report are available here: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/news/world-university-rankings-2013-2014

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