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

September 24, 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 UofT Engineering has once again been recognized as one of the very best engineering programs 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. UofT graduates about 10% 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 puts more weight on teaching, knowledge transfer, while also expanding 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:
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/engineering-and-it.html

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For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Raymer
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto
416-946-7257
elizabeth.raymer@utoronto.ca