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University of Toronto is Canada’s top university: U.S. News & World Report Rankings

November 3, 2014

U of T continues to be recognized as global leader for academic research excellence

Toron­to, ON — The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to took 14th spot – and ranked best in Cana­da – in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Glob­al Uni­ver­si­ties Rank­ing, released Octo­ber 28.

The sur­vey exam­ined 500 glob­al insti­tu­tions and focused on aca­d­e­m­ic research and over­all rep­u­ta­tion.

“The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to con­tin­ues to be rec­og­nized as a glob­al leader for its aca­d­e­m­ic research excel­lence,” said Pro­fes­sor Mer­ic Gertler, pres­i­dent of the Uni­ver­si­ty. “I am delight­ed to see our out­stand­ing fac­ul­ty rec­og­nized for their world-class research.” 

The U.S. News & World Report rank­ings’ method­ol­o­gy favours glob­al rep­u­ta­tion and research vol­ume. Glob­al research rep­u­ta­tion and region­al rep­u­ta­tion togeth­er account for 25 per cent of an institution’s score, with num­ber of pub­li­ca­tions mak­ing up an addi­tion­al 12.5 per cent.

Along­side U of T, three oth­er Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ties made this year’s top 100: Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia (30th), McGill Uni­ver­si­ty (44th) and Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal (96th).

“We are con­sis­tent­ly receiv­ing recog­ni­tion for being the country’s lead­ing research pow­er­house,” says Gertler. “The work our fac­ul­ty is pro­duc­ing has a tan­gi­ble impact around the world.”

This is the fifth con­sec­u­tive glob­al rank­ings sur­vey in 2014 to name the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to first in Cana­da and among the world’s best. On Octo­ber 9 the Nation­al Tai­wan Uni­ver­si­ty rank­ings placed U of T fourth – one of only two non-Amer­i­can uni­ver­si­ties, along­side Oxford, to make the top 10. Ear­li­er this fall the Uni­ver­si­ty ranked 20th in the Times High­er Edu­ca­tion World Uni­ver­si­ty Rank­ings20th in the QS World Rank­ings and, in August, was the high­est-ranked Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ty in the Shang­hai Jiao Tong’s Aca­d­e­m­ic Rank­ing of World Uni­ver­si­ties.


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