University of Toronto named one of the top 20 universities in the world

Sep 2 2020, 6:12 am

The University of Toronto placed 18th in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The school placed in the same ranking last year, and at the time improved in its ranking  after being 21st in 2019.

The ranking, released this week, also features the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Montreal’s McGill University which placed 34th and 40th respectively.

Hamilton’s McMaster University ranked at number 69.

The report lists over 1,500 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.”

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 fifth year in a row, while the US is home to eight of the top 10 universities in 2021.

Canada’s top five universities, according to the rankings are:

  1. University of Toronto (18)
  2. University of British Columbia (34)
  3. McGill University (40)
  4. McMaster University (69)
  5. University of Montreal (73)

The top 10 universities in the world, according to the rankings:

World University Rankings 2021

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