The University of Toronto placed 18th in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The school improved in its ranking this year after being 21st in 2019.
The ranking, released on September 11, also features the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Montreal’s McGill University which placed 34th and 42nd respectively.
The report lists over 1,250 universities in the world and claims to be the “only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.”
- University of Toronto named one of the best academic schools in the world
- University of Toronto ranked best university in Canada
Universities were ranked on 13 criteria, including teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlooks.
England’s University of Oxford placed first on the list for the fourth year in a row, while the US is home to seven of the top 10 universities in 2020.
Canada’s top five universities, according to the rankings are:
- University of Toronto (18)
- University of British Columbia (34)
- McGill University (42)
- McMaster University (72)
- University of Montreal (85)