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U of T named best in Canada, top 20 in the world by QS world rankings

September 17, 2014

University remains one of the best in the world in new rankings report

TORONTO, ON — The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to ranks best in Cana­da and among the top 20 uni­ver­si­ties in the world, accord­ing to today’s release of the 2014 QS World Uni­ver­si­ty Rank­ings.

The report also ranked U of T first in Cana­da in all dis­ci­pline areas: arts and human­i­ties, engi­neer­ing and tech­nol­o­gy, life sci­ences and med­i­cine, nat­ur­al sci­ences, and social sci­ences and man­age­ment.

Since 2011, the Uni­ver­si­ty has con­sis­tent­ly ranked in the top 25, and since 2013 has main­tained the top spot in Cana­da.

The QS rank­ings scored uni­ver­si­ties by aca­d­e­m­ic rep­u­ta­tion, employ­er rep­u­ta­tion, fac­ul­ty-stu­dent ratio and cita­tions per fac­ul­ty, among oth­er cat­e­gories. U of T scored 13th for aca­d­e­m­ic rep­u­ta­tion.

“We are pleased to be rec­og­nized once again as the pre­mier uni­ver­si­ty in Cana­da, and to be named among the world’s very best,” said U of T Pres­i­dent Mer­ic Gertler. “Our con­tin­ued strong per­for­mance in the QS rank­ings is a tes­ta­ment to our world-class edu­ca­tion and research, as well as the excel­lence of our fac­ul­ty, staff and stu­dents.”

Along­side U of T, four oth­er Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ties were ranked among the top 100 schools: McGill Uni­ver­si­ty, Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia, Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal and Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta.

The QS World Uni­ver­si­ty Rank­ings – wide­ly con­sid­ered among the most influ­en­tial inter­na­tion­al uni­ver­si­ty rank­ings – have been pub­lished since 2004, col­lect­ing 90,000 sur­vey respons­es and eval­u­at­ing more than 850 uni­ver­si­ties over 10 years.

U of T’s strong aca­d­e­m­ic and research per­for­mance con­tin­ues to rank high this year – in August, the uni­ver­si­ty was named the top insti­tu­tion in Cana­da and 24th in the world by the Shang­hai Jiao Tong University’s Aca­d­e­m­ic Rank­ing of World Uni­ver­si­ties.


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