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U of T ranked 8th in the world, 1st in Canada, for scientific performance

October 18, 2013

TORONTO, ON — The lat­est annu­al rank­ings on sci­en­tif­ic per­for­mance places the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to eighth in the world and first in Cana­da.

The rank­ings, released by the Nation­al Tai­wan Uni­ver­si­ty (NTU), are based on indi­ca­tors rep­re­sent­ing three dif­fer­ent cri­te­ria of sci­en­tif­ic per­for­mance: research pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, research impact and research excel­lence.

The U of T and Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford (ranked ninth) were the only non-Amer­i­can insti­tu­tions to place in the top 10.

Since 2007, the U of T has con­sis­tent­ly ranked between sev­enth and 14th in the world, and first in Cana­da in the NTU rank­ings. Two oth­er Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ties ranked among NTU’s top 50 this year: UBC (27th) and McGill (34th).

“This rank­ing is anoth­er tes­ta­ment to the remark­able breadth and the wide-rang­ing impact of sci­en­tif­ic research con­duct­ed at U of T. It is grat­i­fy­ing to have the world-class per­for­mance and the endur­ing excel­lence of our researchers rec­og­nized yet again,” said Pro­fes­sor Ray Jayaward­hana, Cana­da Research Chair in Obser­va­tion­al Astro­physics and Senior Advi­sor on Sci­ence Engage­ment to the Uni­ver­si­ty’s Pres­i­dent.

The NTU rank­ings mark the third time in less than two months that the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to has been rat­ed first in Cana­da and among the world’s top 20 uni­ver­si­ties in pres­ti­gious inter­na­tion­al rank­ings.  The 2013 QS World Uni­ver­si­ty Rank­ing, released Sep­tem­ber 10th, ranked U of T 17th in the world and the Times High­er Edu­ca­tion World Uni­ver­si­ty Rank­ings, released Octo­ber 2nd ranked U of T 20th in the world.



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