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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:–2014


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