University of Toronto ranked best university in Canada

Aug 18 2020, 11:31 am

The University of Toronto continues to earn top marks in the latest Shanghai academic research rankings.

It was once again ranked the top Canadian university and among the top 25 universities in the world in the Ranking of World Universities.

The ShanghaiRanking Consultancy moved U of T up one position to 23 overall. The university also ranked seventh among North American public universities and 12 among global public universities.

The academic ranking of world universities has been conducted annually since 2003 by ShanghaiRanking’s Consultancy. The list is created based on “transparent methodology and objective third-party data.”

The six weighted measures that the consultancy uses to determine performance include the number of faculty and alumni winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals; the number of highly cited researchers; the number of papers published in the prestigious Nature and Science journals; papers cited in major citation indices; and the per capita performance of the institution.

As U of T remained at the top in Canada, they preceded 2,000 universities.

“We are delighted to be ranked the top Canadian university and one of the top 25 universities in the world by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, recognized for its rigour and detail in assessing the research and academic qualities of post-secondary institutions,” said Cheryl Regehr, U of T’s vice president and provost.

“These results reflect the University of Toronto’s position as a world-leading public research university that boasts top-notch faculty and produces exceptional graduates across a wide range of disciplines.”

In this ranking, the top five universities remained the same. Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Cambridge, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley took the top five spots, in that order.

Other Canadian universities that ranked in the top 100 include the University of British Columbia, McGill University and McMaster University placing 38, 78, 98 respectively.

The University of Toronto also earned the top spot in the annual QS World University Rankings.

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