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Global university ranking names U of T Engineering as best in Canada

September 27, 2010

TORONTO, ON – The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to has the top engi­neer­ing pro­gram in Cana­da, accord­ing to the UK-based Times High­er Edu­ca­tion (THE) rank­ings. Ranked 13th among glob­al uni­ver­si­ties, U of T is one of only two Cana­di­an insti­tu­tions to make the top 50 list of engi­neer­ing and tech­nol­o­gy pro­grams. The Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia ranked 38th.

“It is reward­ing that U of T Engi­neer­ing has once again been rec­og­nized as one of the very best in the world,” says Cristi­na Amon, Dean of the Fac­ul­ty of Applied Sci­ence & Engi­neer­ing. “This is a great accom­plish­ment for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, and for Cana­da. U of T grad­u­ates make up about 10 per cent of engi­neers in Cana­da.”

This year, not only did the Times High­er Edu­ca­tion rank­ings part­ner with Thom­son-Reuters, it also over­hauled its method­ol­o­gy. The new approach takes into account teach­ing, in addi­tion to research, rep­u­ta­tion and cita­tions. Times High­er Edu­ca­tion also dou­bled its per­for­mance indi­ca­tors.

U of T Engi­neer­ing con­tin­ues to lead all Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ties in all inter­na­tion­al rank­ings.
Engi­neer­ing at U of T recent­ly placed 19th in the world by the Aca­d­e­m­ic Rank­ing of World Uni­ver­si­ties (ARWU), and eighth in the world in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report.

In addi­tion to plac­ing strong in engi­neer­ing and tech­nol­o­gy, U of T was also ranked first in Cana­da and 17th over­all this year by Times High­er Edu­ca­tion.

For full results of the Times High­er Edu­ca­tion Top 50 Engi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­o­gy uni­ver­si­ties, go to:–2011/engineering-and-it.html

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Eliz­a­beth Raymer
Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Media Rela­tions Coor­di­na­tor
Fac­ul­ty of Applied Sci­ence & Engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to